Blue Monday: Thieves Like Us #1
It’s been four years since the last Blue Monday story by Chynna Clugston, and I’ve missed these weird, wacky, wonderful teens.
When the gang goes to the zoo, Bleu is distracted by all the animals having sex. It’s almost spring, you see, but she’s also got sex on the brain because of her crush on Mr. Bishop. She’s hatched a plan to lose her virginity so he’ll be more interested in the “experienced” her, although she’s still creeped out by the idea of the mechanics. In other words, she’s a typical adolescent, racing to grow up but not yet ready to.
The characters haven’t aged, but the author has, which means the pages are less frantic and over-stuffed than they used to be. The cast is as active as ever, but they have more room to breathe. I like it!
I dunno what’s up with the other issues — #2 was due in January, when this came out, and #3 was scheduled for February (which would have been perfect, given the romantic aspect of the story), but this is the only installment to appear so far. Doesn’t matter, because I’ll definitely be buying the book whenever it’s available. This interview has some preview pages.