Monday, September 19, 2011

Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley

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It's summertime, but who can relax?  Welcome back to Scott Pilgrim's nightmarish little existence.  His relationship with Ramona Flowers is sweeter than ever, but he's still got girl troubles, seven evil ex-boyfriends still want to kill him, and worst of all, now she wants him to get a JOB?!  Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 4:  Now with more kicks, punches, rock & roll, subspace, half-ninjas, experience points, samurai swords, girly action, and laughable attempts to seek gainful employment!


Scott's band starts recording, Knive's dad wants to kill him, but then doesn't, Scott gets a job as a dishwasher, an old friend from high school joins the gang, and yet another evil ex has to be battled.

I....didn't love this issue?  I think I'm getting fed up with Scott.  How hard is it to get a job?  Okay, so pretty difficult nowadays.  But his level of not caring, and his inability to put forth any effort towards responsibility is making me not like him.  So he's a manchild.  Sometimes that is adorable.  But not so much this time.

My favorite part of this volume was undoubtedly Scott's decision to man up and tell Ramona that he loved her.  This is where the video game aspect becomes really awesome--resulting from this admission, he earns 9999 experience points, levels up, and earns the Power of Love (complete with a sword).  Awesome.

Three out of five nights at Sneaky Dee's

Release Date: November 2007
Reading Level: Grade 9+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection: Not currently part of Dunlap's collection.

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