What made the plot so great, you ask? The fact there was actually one! I am so tired of graphic novels that hardly have a plot. This one was fairly fleshed out (for a graphic novel). There were plot twists and an actual message. Rock on. It did end a little abruptly without offering much of a resolution for some of the characters, but it's ok. It was still enjoyable. There are some references to mature content, so it's meant for older readers.
I also enjoyed the characters themselves. You had an odd mix, but the majority of the story line centers around Tinka and her interactions with the men in her life. You can imagine how that goes with the majority of the setting taking place in high school. Typical teen age problems. There was a good amount of witty humor hidden on these pages.The one liners were hilarious and actually had me chuckling to myself. Very fitting for a bunch of high schoolers.
What would a graphic novel be without good illustrations? Well, for starters, it would be crappy. I'm glad Glitter Kiss doesn't fall into that category. The illustrations were top notch. I would love to see some of the pictures turn into color. Considering this was soley in black and white, I was impressed with the level of detail I was able to discern from the images. A+ in that department!