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Lucky Penny
by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota and James Lucas Jones


Overview - If Penny Brighton didn't have bad luck, she'd have no luck at all. She lost her job. And her apartment. In the same day. But it's okay, her friend has a cozy storage unit she can crash in. And there's bound to be career opportunities at the neighborhood laundromat--just look how fast that 12-year-old who runs the place made it to management Plus, there's this sweet guy at the community center, and maybe Penny can even have a conversation with him without being a total dork.  Read more...

 
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More About Lucky Penny by Ananth Hirsh; Yuko Ota; James Lucas Jones
 
 
 
Overview
If Penny Brighton didn't have bad luck, she'd have no luck at all. She lost her job. And her apartment. In the same day. But it's okay, her friend has a cozy storage unit she can crash in. And there's bound to be career opportunities at the neighborhood laundromat--just look how fast that 12-year-old who runs the place made it to management Plus, there's this sweet guy at the community center, and maybe Penny can even have a conversation with him without being a total dork. Surely Penny is a capable of becoming an actual responsible adult, and if she can do that her luck's bound to change Right?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781620102879
  • ISBN-10: 1620102870
  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-16


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-12-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

Penny Brighton, 18, is something of a manic pixie, and by the end of this exceptionally entertaining comic, shes on her way to becoming one guys dream girl, even though disaster follows her everywhere. Part rom-com, part pop-culture parody, the story opens with Penny losing her job, parting ways with her friend/roommate Helen, and moving into Helens newly empty storage unit. After Penny snags a job at the Laundromatwhich is managed by Helens surly 11-year-old brothershe meets geeky desk clerk Walter, and an awkward romance is born. Pennys story grew out of Hirsh and Otas Johnny Wander webcomic, and theyre in perfect sync, delivering drily funny dialogue and outlandish visual comedy that plays with conventions of film, manga, and geek culture (for her part, Penny adores fantasy romance novels with titles like Dragon Lust and Succubus Seduced, which she organizes according to hotness). The plot veers into action-thriller territory toward the end, blurring the lines between whats real and imagined, but Pennys idiosyncratic exuberance carries the day, and her hapless attempts to get her life in order should hit home with a broad range of readers. Ages 13up. (Mar.)

 
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