To be honest, the first time I saw a friend of mine reading a graphic novel I just saw it as a big cartoon. The thought even crossed my mind that maybe my friend was too lazy to read normal books! I never would have thought that in my English 102 class we would be required to read one. Luckily, my perspective over the quality of graphic novels changed over the years after glancing through a couple and realizing how intricate and meaningful they are. Having pictures to go along with the words makes the experience that much more dynamic and eye opening. Each choice in each panel and line adds another level of complexity and depth to the story. The novel I decided to read is called “Not Simple” by Natsume Ono. The title first caught my eye but then the fact that the book is written backwards secured my decision. I like things out of the ordinary and this book sure fits that. As the author of the blog post I linked said, “Not Simple, by Natsume Ono, is a graphic novel for those readers who like a touch of the different.” I encourage you all to look into reading graphic novels as it definitely is a different reading experience.