'I Am Not Okay With This' Graphic Novel Review

'I Am Not Okay With This' Graphic Novel Review
A Disturbing & Loathsome Graphic Novel

Rating: ★

When a source material is adapted into a different medium, the source material is usually superior. That is not the case with 'I Am Not Okay With This'.
The graphic novel follows Sydney, self-described as a "fifteen year old white girl", as she navigates high school while suffering the loss of her father and having to deal with her mysterious powers.
This graphic novel feels like a rushed, first draft that solely consists of cliff-notes with illustrations that are uninspired.
It was interesting to read mainly for the reason to see how this novel dealt with plot points and characters compared to the show, but outside of that, there isn't much of a reason to read this.
There are several horrific moments that were shocking to read, many of them not only made the characters unintentionally unlikeable but made the graphic novel as a whole unsatisfactory and loathsome.
The ending of this is completely different from the show. Not only is it far inferior in terms of quality but it's revolting and sickening the way it handles Sydney's character.
If you want to see this story in a far better, more fleshed out and expertly done way, skip the graphic novel and instead watch the Netflix series inspired by it, also called 'I Am Not Okay With This'.

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