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Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa

This book surprised me. I mean that in a really good way. At first, I picked the book because of the cute art style. I did not expect much from what looks like a typical middle school ghost-human romance. I expected clichés, soppy sentiments, and shallow characters. Instead, there was clever narration, subversion of popular tropes, and fun/intriguing lore! The characters were likeable and well developed for the most part, and they acted their age– too often, middle school protagonists are drawn and written as if they are young adults, but this is not the case! The plot wasn’t too confusing, although some elements could have been more detailed. The art style, as aforementioned, was quirky and cute. Overall, “Cast No Shadow” was a fun and unique read, with great characters and a nice art style. I would recommend it for all ages!