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Piper

af Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg (Forfatter)

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Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love. When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side. The boy of Maggie's dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare.… (mere)
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Interesting graphic novel retelling of The Pied Piper, where a deaf young lady in Hamelin falls in love with the piper. Very bittersweet and poignant story, though it does stick closely to the original tale. The art is lovely as well. ( )
  ca.bookwyrm | May 18, 2020 |
Maggie is a deaf girl who lives on the outskirts of town, ostracized and ridiculed by the townsfolk. When a young man comes into town and claims to be able to rid all of the rats that have been plaguing the town for a rather large fee, Maggie finds herself drawn to this mysterious stranger and his ability to play wonderful enchanting music. However, the town starts to get suspicious of his intentions and plots to double cross him, Maggie finds herself questioning if she can even trust this strange Piper.

Some stories can only be told in a visual format. Unfortunately, Piper has quite the opposite problem. The story being told would have been much better off in a traditional novel as it seems like everything is rushed or barely brushed over. The pacing jumps quite a bit throughout the the story to accommodate for the shorter graphic novel format, leading to these odd moments where it feels like there's dialogue or scenes completely missing. As such, a lot of the emotional punch of the ending is lost since we barely know these characters before the whole thing ends.

The artwork falls into the category of being nice looking without really having anything that makes it stand out. It has a traditional "sketchy" look to it that is popular in many comic books. The characters aren't super detailed, especially when standing in the distance. And the backgrounds, for the most part, are flat colors which doesn't really help them stand out. The colors in general are diluted darker colors, giving the whole thing a dull appearance. Even flames look flat and almost off due to the diluted color pallet used.

Maggie and the Piper are wonderful protagonists that I wish were given more time to actually develop. The Piper's darker look on the world and Maggie's more forgiving personality make for some great contrast between them and lead to some great character moments as well. Because of the format and lack of time with these characters, their relationship development feels a bit rushed and Maggie's decisions towards the end seem to make absolutely no sense.

The story itself, again, would have been better fitted for a full length novel rather than just a short comic book. I really enjoyed the basic plotlines and Maggie's relationship with The Piper. I didn't particularly like the ending but given the way the story was going, I was not surprised to see it ended the way it did. Overall, though, the whole thing would have just been better as a standalone novel as the graphic novel format just does not work with this heavy of a story. ( )
  PocketSable | May 13, 2018 |
Interesting take on the Pied Piper story. Great illustrations and deep characters. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Feb 28, 2018 |
Piper is a graphic novel collaboratively written by authors Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg and illustrated by Jeff Stokely. It is a retelling of the Pied Piper and the twist is that his music does not affect one person: Maggie. Maggie is a deaf girl, hence why his music does not endanger her. Maggie’s hearing was lost due to an act of violent bullying and the injustice only stems from there as villagers continue to bully her relentlessly. Yet she continues to make the best of it by telling funny stories to her caretaker, Agathe.

The Pied Piper heroically comes to save the village from the rat infestation that has wiped out the population with starvation and/or disease. But this rescue comes at a price. A price that the village decides not to pay once the deed is done. But if they refuse to pay in cash, they will have to pay at a different price-revenge.

Graphic Novels are something that I have only recently begun to develop an interest in, my first being Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga series. I simply must find more graphic novels that have been illustrated by Jeff Stokely as the artwork is marvelous. The expressions of the characters, the movement of the wind, and the playful innocence portrayed in a single panel where the Pied Piper is eating an apple under a tree in front of a peacock, for example. I was just so moved by the illustrations and they greatly improved the storyline.

Personally, I was hoping for more out of the character of Maggie. I was initially so excited about this graphic novel because it centered around a deaf character. Both of my parents are deaf and so I expected great things from this character but I was a little disappointed. I had to take a star away because it seemed like being deaf only came into play when someone walked up behind her and scared her, when she was incorrectly pronouncing words when Agathe wrote down her stories, or when she was being bullied. I just wish a little more research would have gone into her character because although lip-reading is a way to communicate, there was not any sign language at all. Granted, I was not expecting American Sign Language in a story based in the medieval times, some home signs between Agathe and Maggie would have been redeeming. Furthermore, going back to the sneaking up behind her example, when I try to sneak up on my parents, they can feel the vibrations from my walking behind them and it doesn’t always work. What is failed to be mentioned is that when you lose one sense, the other senses get stronger.

Although I had to take one (slightly biased) star away, the story itself is minimalist yet powerful. The elements of greed and the despicable villagers are well-balanced by the purity and optimism of Maggie and Agathe despite their tragic situation. Another well-balanced aspect in this story is how both of their backgrounds are isolated, tragic, and yet they find hope in one another. Furthermore, when they go in different directions, they still protect one another making their love story even more emotional.

I also enjoyed that this was a retelling of the Pied Piper as I thought that was unique. So many fairy tale retellings have centered around the princesses and Red Riding Hood lately that this one stands out.

In conclusion, I would recommend Piper for readers who enjoy retellings, tragic love stories, unexpected heroes, and graphic novels.

I would not recommend Piper for those who may be offended on how Maggie’s deafness is portrayed, or those who may be offended or triggered by bullying, violence, kidnapping, and revenge. ( )
  JanJanFreeman | Nov 7, 2017 |
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Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love. When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side. The boy of Maggie's dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare.

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