The Only Living Boy Level Guide

Category: Fiction
Guided Reading Level: Y
Grade Level Equivalent: Grade 6
Interest Level: Grades 5 and Up
Educational Description: Only Living Boy series, graphic novel, fantasy, action, adventure, Literary elements: setting: Patchwork Planet, plot- alternate reality and character development, point of view: a runaway 12 year old male main character, Erik, multimedia, illustrations enhance meaning and tone; dark, language: adages, Comprehension strategies: Identify conflict: man vs man, man vs self, man vs fate, man vs nature, man vs society, and cause and effect relationships, and predict outcomes (cliff hanger ending) Themes: personal struggle, good vs evil, survival, finding home, trust, friendship