Living a self imposed life of isolation Giovanni makes friends online with Mira, a lonely young doctor. As their friendship grows Giovanni opens up and tells Mira of his physical differences and hopes that she will help him in his search to find out what it is that makes him so unlike everyone else. She decides to make the long trip to his home and do some medical tests on him to see if she can give him the answers he so desperately seeks. Using the custom built medical room in his basement Mira discovers some very shocking facts about Gio and his strange condition.
Giovanni’s Angel is an ‘out of the ordinary’ story with an unusual plot. The unique and fresh idea was interesting though in some places it did drag a little with boring details and over explanations. We watch as all the different levels of Gio’s personality and physical anomalies unfold, some were unexpected while others were totally predictable.
I liked the illustrations, the simple sketches were an unusual addition to a book of this type and I thought it was a nice touch. The execution of the plot was okay but I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the story overall. It was a nice read but I’m not sure if it captured my attention enough to actively seek out the next book in the series when it comes out.
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