Fame comes at a price...
Zita must find her way back to earth...but her space adventures have made her a galactic megastar! Who can you trust when your true self is overshadowed by your public image? And to make things worse...Zita's got a robot double making trouble--while wearing her face!
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke is the first Zita book I've read. They're really popular in my school's library, so when I had the chance to snag a copy, I did!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love graphic novels. They look easy, but they're deceptive. You have to do a lot of inferring (by "reading" the pictures) to be able to understand the story. And that's such a hard skill to learn. But, if you can do it with a GN, you can do it with any story. You just need to figure out how to transfer that skill.
Anyway, back to Zita! Unfortunately, since I haven't read any others, I don't know the backstory of her, Mouse, Piper and the cute little robots. It didn't really hinder my overall understanding of the story, it was just something I wondered about.
Zita is smart and sassy; what a hero should be. But, she's also a homesick little girl. She wants to help others and be the hero, but she also just wants to go home. And that plays a part in the book. She did make an unexpected (to me) choice that has to do with that....but in the end, I think its for the best.
I think my favorite character is Mouse, though. He's so cute (there is a panel of him cuddled up with his friend, Cat, and I just awwwwwwed for a good 30 seconds). But he's also loyal. He saves Zita. I hope we see more of him.