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Octopus Pie Volume 4 - Meredith Gran

I received a copy of this through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.

Disclaimer: I haven't read any of the other Octopus Pie comics so I am probably missing out on a lot of background information.

The storylines were kind of up and down for me. Some were humorous (I really like Hanna), but others were a bit dull and confusing. On the whole, it didn't really captivate me. Everything seemed very simple and flat. The characters showed a lot of emotion, but the context and reasoning behind those feelings weren't necessarily always expressed.

The artwork was simple and cutesy, but often it was difficult for me to tell the characters apart. The hardest thing for me was figuring out who all of the characters were and remembering them because of the similarities in their depictions. It was much easier in the section that was in color.

I did really enjoy the partially-colored scene in which Hanna is at the museum. Really, most of the scenes I liked had Hanna in them. She was the character that really popped for me.

So overall, it was a decent work. I'm sure I would have understood more depth having read the other books, but it was still readable. Cool depiction of the lives of twenty-somethings.