Re-Gifters (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Re-Gifters (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)


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ISBN-13: 9781417784295
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 06/06/2007
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Re-Gifters 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
elmyra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Soppy, romantic, happy, cheerful, involving martial arts. What more can a girl ask for? If you're looking for a comparison with Carey's other work, probably closest to "My Faith in Frankie". Lovely.
ohioyalibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A spunky black-belt Korean-American girl pursues her crush and discovers herself along the way.
chyde on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Solid story, if a little pat and I think the art is only OK. Still, mostly heartfelt and the sort of thing that Marvel and DC should have been marketing to teen girls for years. Unfortunately that ship has pretty much sailed, and they've already lost most of that audience to Japan. As an entry in the "too little, too late" competition though, this is at least not bad.
mrsdwilliams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dixie is a Korean American girl who has a black belt is hapkido, a martial art. She and her best, well, ONLY friend, Avril are looking forward to entering the hapkido tournament together. Unfortunately, Dixie's crush on Adam, a clueless surfer dude in her hapkido class, causes her to lose focus. She comes up with a daring idea to impress him with an expensive gift, and then finds out that not only has she spent the money for her tournament entrance fee, but also that Adam likes someone else.Dixie feels like she is a disappointment to everyone in her life, including herself. It will take some friends and some shady re-gifting to show Dixie what (and who) is really important.
knielsen83 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute tale about a girl trying to find her "ki" again so that she can focus on her martial arts competition. Involves a little romance, great graphics, and a fabulous ending. I'm really loving the Minx graphic novels they're putting out.
terriko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful tale of being an immigrant, growing up, making mistakes, and somehow finding that perfect ending. This story manages to mix just enough grit in with the sweet to make it feel real and be cute without being cloying.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jen is a black belt in hapkido and she's certain to do well in the national tournament coming up... that is, if she can take her mind off of Adam, the hot hapkido student in her class. Jen knows that she needs to do something to get his attention... but what? Then she has the idea to spend her tournament registration money on a very special gift for Adam. But will he appreciate it or will he turn out to be a re-gifter? And how will Jen get into the tournament now that the money is gone? And is Adam worth all this trouble anyway?Another hit from the new MINX line of graphic novels. It gets a big plus from me for showing characters of very different backgrounds in a book that's not predominantly about race or class. The story is entertaining and certain to appeal to teens and YAs.
aapike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Dixie" is Korean-American and a feisty teenager. Her (only) friend Avril calls her a spiky porcupine, because she is very emotional and quick to anger. That is part of the reason why she practices the ancient fighting art of hapkido - as an outlet for her anger and aggression. But Dixie has a crush on a boy, Adam, who also practices hapkido and because of her crush, she no longers tries as hard at hapkido. When she receives an invite to Adam's birthday party, Dixie is ecstactic, but does not know what to give him as a gift. A huge hapkido contest is coming up that Dixie is supposed to compete in and which costs a whopping $200. But Dixie takes a big risk and spends her entry fee money on Adam's present instead. At the party, Dixie learns that Adam has a crush on another girl and feels even more rejected- not only did she spend her money unwisely on Adam's gift, but she has to somehow get into the competition for her family's honor and for her dad's business deal. Wonderfully draw, this graphic novel is a fast and entertaining read. Dixie's character is very fun and personable, and the cast of minor characters are also interesting. Her twin brothers Timmy and Soon are especially entertaining. Highly recommended!
incognito on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oh, so much fun. I love Sonny Liew's art style, all fluid line work and unusual shapes. The story follows Dixie Seong through, oh, about a month of her life in LA's Koreatown and involves "rebellion, romance, and recycled gifts." It's also about the relative merits of wanting and getting, and how appearances can be deceiving, to use a few cliches. A lovely story all in all. Oh, also: One thing I like about Liew/Hempel/Carey's work is that, for stories written and illustrated by men, they're filled with engaging, kickass, interesting women and girls. Everyone regardless of gender is three-dimensional, complicated and silly and unique and imperfect and depicted with realistic body shapes (well, stylized, sure, but nobody looks like Barbie or Ken, or Pamela Anderson or the men from 300 - the movie version). In the comics industry, that is something that can be hard to find - humor and caricature without being derogatory, respect without it being some kind of statement. These are good storytellers, good artists.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dillinger thinks Dixie is cute... Dixie desperately wants Adam to notice her... Adam wants to date Megan. Megan doesn't care. When the National Hopkido Championships come to town, and Dixie finds the perfect birthday present for Adam, things get complicated quick. The story is slight and a bit predictable, but still enjoyable. Lots of teenage hormones, and a clever little subplot. It's a quick, fun read once you get used to the flow. Dixie is, in what seems to be common manga tradition, drawn looking younger than her actual age.
ccahill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Awesome illustrations, but the story was cliche and a bit boring. Would make a nice Disney Channel movie.
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this was one of those page turners i loved it.......i think every teenage girl should most definetly get this book and read it. i related to it. its an easy read and u will not want to put it down