12 Reasons Why I Love Her

  • Title: 12 Reasons Why I Love Her
  • Author: Jamie S. Rich Joëlle Jones
  • ISBN: 9781932664515
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reasons Why I Love Her The classic romance from the team behind Lady Killer is back in print with a brand new hardcover edition Now in a larger size and featuring excerpts from the original script this year anniversary
    The classic romance from the team behind Lady Killer is back in print with a brand new hardcover edition Now in a larger size, and featuring excerpts from the original script, this 10 year anniversary edition is perfect for fans of Fresh Romance Twelve vignettes reveal the story of young couple Gwen and Evan s tumultuous relationship, one small piece at a time It all adThe classic romance from the team behind Lady Killer is back in print with a brand new hardcover edition Now in a larger size, and featuring excerpts from the original script, this 10 year anniversary edition is perfect for fans of Fresh Romance Twelve vignettes reveal the story of young couple Gwen and Evan s tumultuous relationship, one small piece at a time It all adds up to an unforgettable romance rife with drama, humor, and heart.

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    About Jamie S. Rich Joëlle Jones


    1. Rich is an author of both prose Cut My Hair, I Was Someone Dead, and The Everlasting and comics the two volume series Love the Way You Love the Spell Checkers series His third full length novel, Have You Seen the Horizon Lately , was released by Oni Press in the summer of 2007 He regularly collaborates with artist Joelle Jones, including the Oni graphic novels 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and You Have Killed Me Rich most recently wrote It Girl the Atomics for Image Comics and A Boy and a Girl with artist Natalie Nourigat He also serialized his fourth novel, Bobby Pins and Mary Janes, online.


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    1. When I bought this book directly from Jamie Rich at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con, I started off our conversation by saying, "I just heard the WORST podcast review of this book, but I really want to buy it anyways."Classy, I know.It was one of those moments where the things coming out of my mouth didn't exactly match all the things I was thinking in my head. I'd been following Jamie's work for years and I'd been enjoying every bit of it. The negative review I mentioned to him was one of those rev [...]

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    2. This was a disappointment. The story, which was already pretty cliche, had no depth whatsoever. I would be lying if I claimed to have enjoyed anything about it other than the illustrations. Word to the wise: jumbling the vignettes so you have to piece the story together does not make an uninteresting story interesting.

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    3. Felt a bit like a hipster approved romantic-dramedy. "Quirky" conversations and unnecessary drama in effort to appear deep. The out of chronological order vignettes-style seemed an effort to distract from the barely there plot. This isn't all to say I disliked the book, I was just hoping it would be a bit more substantial. Lovely illustrations though.

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    4. One of the best parts about this graphic novel, apart from the terrific art by Joelle Jones and Rich's extremely realistic dialog, is the decision to use an out-of-sequence narrative style to tell the story. First date, big fight, getting to know each other, break-up fight, etc. are all told in an order that is non-linear, but thoroughly engrossing for someone who's ever been in a real relationship. The key is that after it's over, you're left with the pieces of a story and how you even fell in [...]

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    5. As I've noted before, romance is decidedly NOT my genre but this graphic novel had enough interpersonal conflict (and musical references) to keep my attention, plus it was there and I had an hour's time to waste.I've lately been messing around with a set of comic characters I created--gulp--20 years ago now, and whom I've continued to revisit over the ensuing years, occasionally revising their looks and putting them in new situations and adventures. So appreciated the wordiness of this one as a [...]

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    6. Ummmmmm. I picked this up on the off-chance that it would be okay.It was way better than okay. It's a little high-faluting/existential dialogue-wise for the format, but that was ok with me. It was about people who are too smart and self-contained to not speak their minds, sometimes bicker and sometimes fight bitterly, but they're in love anyway. Told in 12 out-of-chronological order vignettes with some variance in writing and illustration styles which suited both the changing personal moods and [...]

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    7. I read this years ago. I've recommended it but always like to revisit. Not disappointed. Love the artwork above the story. The format that they tell the story works. I recommend this one for people to see all comics aren't just superheroes.

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    8. I'd probably actually rate this as 3 1/2 stars, but I'm going on the higher side.I really do love Jamie S. Rich's ability to tell a romance story, but this one wasn't particularly my favorite. The characters were far less likable than some of his other fare, but it does paint a realistic portrait of a troubled relationship that maybe we've been in, or seen someone else involved in. I kept hoping there might be a glimmer of hope for the characters end, but ultimately the story didn't have that so [...]

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    9. I liked this graphic novel but it wasn't what I expected. I was hoping for some sweet romance, clear and direct reasons why this person loved their girlfriend. Instead, it was a lot of scenes where they argue or fight, and while I understand love can come out of those places, I felt like I missed something. Or maybe I missed the point entirely. It didn't help that the author intentionally places the scenes out of chronological order, so I was left trying to figure out where in this relationship [...]

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    10. I had high hopes for this book, but it didn't really pan out. I enjoyed the art a good deal, and everything was easy to follow, though some of the facial expressions were far too extreme for the situation, which initially made the male main character unlikeable. The female main character became unlikeable later on, and the ending was incredibly disappointing.

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    11. Meh. Liked the art, kinda liked the out-of-chronological technique at the start, but by the end I wasn't that charmed by it and it left things confusing in the long run. Characters weren't the most likable, but I could see this being a good discussion piece for non-traditional plot ordering and creative writing.

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    12. No me hizo sentir nada, la historia fue muy cliché. Le doy una estrella por la ilustración y una por la playlist que por cierto la hice en youtube y esta en modo público por si quieres escucharla, varias canciones están muy bonitas.

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    13. :This isn't how I pictured love would be like; schmaltzy.

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    14. Quickie readShort and sweet. The story played out in different orders but it was still a wonderful piece to put together

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    15. 1 star for the art. -4 stars for the ridiculous, boring relationship, lack of plot, unlikeable characters, stilted dialogue and offensive language. The main male character actually told the female character "I hope you die."

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    16. Full review at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books12 Reasons Why I Love Her is a graphic novel that describes the romance between Gwen and Evan. Sadly, I loathed both Gwen and Evan so very, very much.This is described as “a romance graphic novel told in twelve individual vignettes” but it does not have a happy ending although that may depend on how you interpret the ending. I realize that there’s currently a debate over whether a romance novel has to have a happy ending. I am firmly in the camp th [...]

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    17. This is a short graphic chronicle of twelve moments in the life of a relationship that lures the reader in by presenting them in a non-linear fashion. The non-linear narrative is fundamental to this work. Without it, the plot would play out like a cliched contemporary rom-com. One that focuses purely on the conflicts and resolutions of a new and unfolding romance. Without it we would be presented with an unpalatable and uninspired story. This brings me to a point of contention; is the non-linear [...]

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    18. I decided to read this book after flipping through the pages and noticing that the main characters look almost exactly like Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. Unfortunately, Evan and Gwen are a far less likable couple than Rowling's. Evan is a pretentious ass, and I can't imagine why anyone would want to date someone so angry, insecure, and unpleasant. He had zero backstory or personality, aside from being a huge dick all the time. Gwen seemed interesting at first, and the book is clearly framed to [...]

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    19. Whenever Jamie Rich and Joelle Jones team up, you know that you're in for a good read. Rich is one of my favorite writers. This is not my favorite writer in the comics/graphic novel world. This is not splitting genres, one of my favorites ever. Joelle Jones is also an artist who I love in that broader sense. Each vignette shows part of a relationship that ,very predictably, has its roller coaster of emotions. In several, we explore anger and frustration and to the point where the characters are [...]

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    20. The book features twelve moments in Gwen and Evan's relationship, told out of order chronologically, but in terms of significance, it's probably the ideal order. It reminded me a little of 500 Days of Summer; they're both a somewhat deliberately disjointed account of a relationship. 12 Reasons doesn't wind up in the same sort of emotional wallowing as 500, but it also doesn't have Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so I guess that's kind of a wash. It has a lot of interesting ideas: there's a two page spread [...]

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    21. I was very disappointed with this book. It was one of the few books outside of the main publishers that I decided to take a chance on and was sad that it didn't payoff.Here, we get the story of a man and a woman, early in their relationship, trying to discover what they are and where their relationship will go.The story is told in 12 independent vignettes, which were do disjointed that it felt like twelve different people were given some bare bones and told to flesh them out and they then includ [...]

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    22. There's no such thing as a perfect relationship. Popular culture likes to insist that there is, be it in books, comics, movies, or some other form of media. The reality, of course, is that relationships do have conflicts sooner or later; the real question isn't so much how long until one hits that conflict, but rather how the people involved then deal with its resolution. I think that's what hit me so much about Jamie S. Rich and Joëlle Jones's 12 Reasons Why I Love Her; it's a book that is as [...]

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    23. I really enjoyed this graphic novel quite a bit. It told the story of a relationship in 12 vignettes out of chronological order. As a side note, each of the 12 chapters begins with a song title. I became obsessed with creating a soundtrack to match the novel and, even though it was really hard to do (some of the songs were pretty obscure), it was a lot of fun to do. (By the way, if you ever read this book, feel free to contact me for the soundtrack.)It was a great read and an intriguing story. I [...]

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    24. This was a sweet book. The stories are each a different moment in Gwen & Evan's relationship. It's funny to me how many of them are their arguments, but when I thought about it more they were all pivotal moments in their relationship. I also liked the things you would sometimes catch in the background. Like the waiter who may or not be drunk and may or may not be getting fired.Simple and sweet. Part of me wishes I got more of just this glimpse into their relationship, but the other part kind [...]

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    25. "12 Reasons Why I Love Her? More like 12 reasons why I'm still single!"Okay, it wasn't that bad. I think part of it is my own personal hangups - I get even grumpier and more cynical when I read these "love, love fails, love is rediscovered" type books. I tend to get really pragmatic about relationships and their failures, and relationship sentimentality actually kind of frustrates me at times. Maybe I should have been warned by the title.Either way, it was an enjoyable read all in all, and the a [...]

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    26. I was struck by the lack of chronology, and the memior-like nature of this graphic novel. It seemed like a nice, simple story, and I liked the twist of telling it as a graphic novel instead of a traditional novel or anthology. I’m a big fan of taking “traditional” genres and presenting them as graphic novels.It’s a very simple, true story, and really does feel like watching the sweet moments of someone’s relationship. It’s not sappy, which makes the cute moments all the cuter. The ar [...]

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    27. There are many things to love about this book--the story is simple & timeless, the structure is awesome, the song selections for each chapter are brilliant & suprising, the art is completely amazing [as a first work, it is very mature], the story is well told and memorable. A very fun book in Comics oldest genre--something I do not have a lot of experience with--but as Romance it is very enjoyable. Recommended.

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    28. This was a great book. A look at a relationship in different stages. The characters were well-written and interesting. The art was excellent. Joelle Jones drew in a variety of styles, which made the book visually interesting from one chapter to the next.I'd definitely recommend this book. It's a great book about romantic drama.

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    29. A little wisp of a book that reminded me in its construction of the film (500) Days of Summer, except somewhat less substantial. This one had fewer puzzle pieces to make up the picture of the "her" of the title, which may explain why you're left with a spare, less satisfying result. Still intriguing, still well done, but not quite enough for me.

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    30. This is one of the best graphic novels I've read that touches on romance ("Blankets" included). I can't recommend it highly enough.Having said that, however, here's a trigger warning: If you're experiencing any kind of romantic heartache, maybe wait to read this until you're feeling better.Otherwise you run the risk of shedding tears on the F train on your way into work.

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