Hilo: All the Pieces Fit – Judd Winick, Jose’ Villarrubia, Colorist


 Hilo: All the Pieces Fit – Judd Winick, Jose’ Villarrubia, Colorist; Random House Graphic, (9780525644064), 2020

Format: Hardcover graphic novel

 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

 Genre: Sci-Fi

 What did you like about the book? This is the 6th book in the Hilo series but the first I have read.  It does stand on its own but having the history and background of the first five books would have made this one much more enjoyable, I think.

Hilo is a robot from another dimension who has crashed to earth.  DJ, his little sister, and Gina have become his human friends.  They are joined by Polly, a warrior cat from yet a different dimension.  In this story, Izzy, (Hilo’s long-lost sister!),  has aligned herself with Hilo’s archenemy, Razorwark, which greatly puzzles and concerns her friends.  As Razorwark endeavors to destroy all of earth, Hilo battles him which results in confusion and sadness.  But there is still hope…

The vibrantly bright illustrations, done in comic book style, bring the story and its characters fully to life with enhancing sound effects.  Anger, outrage, fear, power, violence, sadness and confusion are displayed by the characters in Winick’s unique style.

 Anything you did not like about the book?  No.

 To whom would you recommend this book? This is for all of the Hilo readers out there and for those starting them for the first time.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Graphic Novels

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Not unless you have been reading the previous volumes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Manager, Youth Services Book Review

 Date of review: 2/20/2020

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