Tonight, we’re gonna kidnap our best friend. And tomorrow? We run.
Sticks, Maki, Jed and Tommy live on the same street. But the adults around them are making decisions that could tear the four friends apart.
When they discover their favourite comic book series is being made into a blockbuster movie, they know what they have to do. Get to the audition. Get the parts. Stay together.
Bestselling author Nat Amoore joins forces with acclaimed graphic novelist Mike Barry to bring you a story of four kids – and four superheroes – who are taking their future into their own hands. Amoore has delivered some fantastic stories like The Power of Positive Pranking and The Right Way to Rock. While Barry has written and illustrated his own middle-grade graphic novel series, Action Tank, which was shortlisted for multiple literary awards. We Run Tomorrow is part novel, part comic, combining the two mediums for a superhero-filled adventure.
We Run Tomorrow is quite unique in how it lays out its story. Amoore’s plot and Barry’s illustrations work perfectly together. Barry’s artistic style complements the comic medium exceptionally well, showcasing his experience as a graphic novel artist.
Determination and resilience are big themes in this novel as our four protagonists try their best to land a role in the upcoming movie. Friendships are tested and strengthened as they make their way to the Gold Coast for the auditions. It seems like an impossible task, but with each other’s support, anything is possible.
With Barry’s comic illustrations and Amoore’s action-packed plot, We Run Tomorrow is an engaging blend of the two formats, all tied together with a heart-warming story of friendship and determination. This is the perfect gift for kids interested in graphic novels, comics and superheroes. I recommend it for ages 9+.