App-based Graphic Novels Spark Teen Discussion
Title: Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs the Other Kind
Summary: Quizzes spark engagement in authentic teen scenes
Pros: Real teen issues are presented with respect and emotional authenticity. Characters are alternately tough yet vulnerable, admirable yet fallible.
Cons: Audio of teen voices and some comic relief would pull kids in even more. More content and slightly less preachy dialog would boost the experience.
Bottom Line: Great tool to catalyze discussion without sending kids into their shells.