The Storm Release Date: 25th August 2021
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A group of students is on a field trip to an ancient castle when a storm erupts. As they are about to leave, four friends are cornered by the class bully, who tries to pull one of his usual pranks. Instead, they all get the scare of their lives when they fall down a tunnel that takes them into the future: a future where mankind has nearly disappeared from the face of the earth, and where nature has taken control. The friends will have to face up to this hostile new world—as well as their nemesis—if they’re to have any chance of making it back home…
I was a bit bored the other day so headed over to Netgalley and requested some graphic novels. I was excited about lost in the Future (or, The Storm) because it’s about time travel and that’s one of my absolute favourite things.
Unfortunately, I full on hated this book. None of the characters were enjoyable to read about. Some of them were just bland, which is… fine, but the two that stood out to me were the bully (with a ~tragic backstory and abusive father, of course) and the overweight child who was mocked and fat shamed throughout the book by his friends and the bully.
My main issue with this book was the fat shaming. The overweight character was mocked throughout the book and was often the butt of the jokes. I didn’t find this humourous and it made me incredibly sad and uncomfortable.
I will not be continuing with the series.