When Freshers’ Flu strikes the dorm, no one gets off easy. Daisy enters a one-sided relationship with an off-brand Polish cold cure given to her by Ed Gemmell, Susan is forced into nicotine withdrawal, and Esther becomes incapable of distinguishing fever dreams from reality. Death stalks the dorm halls by night!
College, like any stage of school or life, has challenges in abundance to face. While it may not be the first thing you’d think of, the rapid spreading threat of a cold is one of them. But we don’t just see a simple cold in Giant Days 2, because it’s never that easy.
The majority of this issue takes a look at our three main girls and their newest problem – the flu. They all try to fight off this opponent in their own unique ways. Daisy opts to use a “black market” medicine, and Susan has to struggle with nicotine withdrawals at the same time. Even Esther, who claimed to never get sick, has to suffer through a delirious few days. In the end, they all make it through and go back to their typical troubles.
With this story, it provided some rather amusing opportunities in the art room. Between the almost hallucinogenic episodes and the illustration of the girls themselves, it was quite funny. Although the line work was no pushover, the colors were definitely the star, especially previously mentioned visuals.
There wasn’t much in the way of story in this, giving most of the book’s time to just the flu the characters dealt with. Even so, it was done in an entertaining manner and kept my interest to the end. It’s a good book worth grabbing and wouldn’t mind seeing what else these three have to deal with.
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