The Only Living Girl Level Guide

Category: Fiction
Guided Reading Level: Y
Grade Level Equivalent: Grade 6
Interest Level: Grades 5 and Up
Educational Description: Only Living Girl series, Sequel to Only Living Boy series, graphic novel, Science fiction; scientific investigation, energy, force and motion, fantasy, action, adventure, Literary elements: setting: Patchwork Planet, plot- alternate reality and character development, point of view: 13 year old female main character, Zee, multimedia, illustrations enhance meaning and tone; dark, figurative language: adages, metaphor, 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. Themes: personal struggle, good vs evil, survival, loss, trust, friendship