Chicagoland Detective Agency (The Drained Brains Caper)-Graphic Novel   Leave a comment

In the series, “Chicagoland Detective Agency” I read the first novel called, “The Drained Brains Caper”. This story is about a girl named Megan Yamamura who was expelled from her previous school and moves to Chicagoland. She soon meerly befriends a boy named Raf Hernandez who works at a Pet’s Food Store. They are both 12-13 years old. When Megan goes to her new school the next day, everything is different, the kids all have bandages on their for heads, they all love liver and onions, and one kid overdoses on cafeteria lunch food! Megan needs to investigate. But before she can, she is sent to the principal’s office who sends her to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist then tries to…… Megan immediately calls Raf, he goes to a different school but its close enough. Why does Megan need his help? What’s happening? Read the book to find out!

Author: Trina Robbins, Illustrated by Tyler Page

Copyright Date: 2010

I would rate this book because it was a very thrilling and exciting graphic novel but not enough detail to make me feel like I was a part of the story. Of course, I finished the book because…. ya I finished the book 🙂

Questions to the author:

1. Why is the setting of this story “Chicagoland”? and not “Chicago”?

2. What was the file that Raf created called “Delete”? I know that it deletes other files, but how does it work? Will it be a big part of the next story?

Connection: I can connect this book to another graphic novel I read called Point Blank. It’s about a boy who becomes a spy and it is quite similar how the two characters come together to form a detective agency. In point blank, the agency is called MI6 but it still reminds me of it when I read this book.

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Posted April 25, 2011 by Kai Toews in Book Critics

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