Sunday, April 5, 2020
Books: "Gotham High," The Latest From Melissa de la Cruz
By Melissa de la Cruz
DC Entertainment; 208 pages; paperback, $16.99; available Tuesday, April 7
Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publishers Weekly, and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages, including Alex and Eliza, The Descendants, The Witches of East End, and Blue Bloods, and her more than 30 books have been published in over 20 countries.
Gotham High is de la Cruz's graphic novel debut, which is an original tale that introduces teen readers (ages 13 to 17) to an entirely new Bruce Wayne. This is a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Complete with enchanting art from Brooklyn-based illustrator Thomas Pitilli, this is just as intoxicatiing as it is chilling as Bruce navigates the highs and lows of high school, making friends and enemies at every turn.
16-year-old Bruce Wayne has been kicked out of boarding school, and he returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What was once his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents' murder.
Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a flair for the dramatic and a thirst for danger, aided by Jack Napier, the class clown.
When a kidnapping leaves everyone at the school rattled, Bruce seeks answers as he takes on the role of the dark and troubled knight, but is he actually the pawn?
If you have enjoyed de la Cruz's work before, you will love Gotham High, a can't miss, highly entertaining production about a school where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes, and now, everyone is a suspect.
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