Graphic Novel Review #9 – Louca – Vol. 1: Kickoff

Louca – Vol. 1: Kickoff by Bruno Dequier
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Louca, #1
Length: 79 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Adolescence is a terrible time for most people. For Louca, it’s especially bad! Generally mediocre, a poor student, awkward with girls… he’s a walking disaster. But Louca has decided: starting tomorrow, he’s going to change! Still, that’s easier said than done… especially when your own mind keeps changing! Luckily, Louca will get a helping hand from a certain fellow named Nathan. Good-looking, amazing at football, funny, smart… this Nathan certainly seems like the perfect guy, and the best coach Louca could possibly hope for. With one little exception: Nathan is a ghost… How did Nathan die? Why can only Louca see him? Will Nathan manage to turn Louca into the kind of guy people want to be with? Will Louca manage both to pass his exams, and to win over Julie, the girl of his dreams?

In this short volume of Louca: Kickoff, the graphic novel introduces a young student, Louca, who is easily clumsy and assumes fate is out against him. One day, he decides that he is going to change everything for the better and will not let anything stop him. In one of the attempts to better himself, he runs into Nathan, a soccer player who helps Louca on his self-improvement mission. The only thing is that Nathan is a ghost who doesn’t remember how he dies and Louca is the only one who can see him.

I did not find one thing I did not like about the first volume in this graphic novel. Everything was pretty much good and enjoyable. There is likable characters and fun comedy. I really liked the art style and the storyline. Obviously, it was only a volume and not the whole story. If I had the chance to read the entire story, I am pretty sure I would enjoy it a lot since I can’t find anything to critique, just in the first volume.

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