Fence

Fence

Volume One

Book - 2018
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"Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama ... Through clashes, rivalries, and romance between teammates, Nicholas and the boys of Kings Row will discover there's much more to fencing than just foils and lunges."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : BOOM! Box, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781684151929
1684151929
9781641440073
1641440074
Call Number: ygn PACAT 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

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Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself fa... Read More »

Nicholas, the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself fa... Read More »


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elizabeth_sepa
Jul 02, 2020

Really good graphic novel, I love the touch of gay in this book. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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foxeyone
Jun 23, 2020

I would HIGHLY recommend this graphic novel!!! The art is amazing, it just got better and better each page I turned.

KyCCL May 29, 2020

If you like fencing, or stories about boarding schoos, or rivalry between teammates, or bright, fantastic, illustrations that throw you in to the middle of the story, then Fence is something you should read. There's a diverse cast of characters - mixed race, gender expression, skill sets - and although this is only the first in the series, the different personalities are beginning to shine through. This was a fantastic read. I highly recommend it.

JCLBrittanyC Feb 07, 2020

I’m not exactly certain why I didn’t read this one sooner, but I’m glad I finally got my hands on it. This story follows Nicholas a “scrappy, fencing wunderkind, who dreams of getting a chance to train and compete.” As soon as Nicholas competes in his first fencing competition, he learns quickly that he has a lot to learn. When he receives a scholarship to a local school for fencing, he begins to learn that there is much more to fencing than he thought. This graphic is your classic feel good, it has your rivals, romance, and teens just trying to figure things out. If you want to give graphics a shot, I would definitely reach for this one, it is a quick easy read that can introduce you to the world of graphics!

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ArtistBettyAnne
Jan 16, 2020

I went into this series skeptical, because the setup and premise has been done - and done well - far too many times before. Let's see...an orphaned street mutt of ambiguous heritage with an initially-vague connection to a famous and talented parent, a rich Asian bastard prodigy, a skill that sets them as rivals against each other, a rivalry that becomes a frenemy-style relationship that makes each of them better people...yep, been there, read that.

However, by the end of this volume, I was able to close the book with a definitive, "Okay, you have my attention." Joanna LaFuente's expressive but simplified art style pairs well with an impactful story to hit all of the marks when and where it needs to without dragging things out unnecessarily or rushing past points that need to be clarified. Using the art of fencing as the background for the story adds a novel spin for seasoned readers.

RandomLibrarian Jul 25, 2019

Review excerpt: "'Fence' is a manga-inspired comic about the fencing team of a high school boarding school. The story includes sexual and ethnic diversity, a secret half-brother, class division, and passionate rivalry between two teammates who loathe each other and are therefore, inevitably, randomly chosen to be roommates. The authors have promised romance, and while so far none has been forthcoming, if the roommates do not become lovers in the very near future I will be amazed. This review is of Volume 1, which collects issues 1-5."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/fence-vol-1-by-c-s-pacat/

JCLHebahA Jul 12, 2019

Fascinating glimpse into the world of competitive fencing with compelling characters. Hoping for more of the promised slow-burn romance in later installments. Also, you might want to have volume 2 on hand when you read this one--it ends rather abruptly.

JessicaGma May 07, 2019

It's a slow burn of a story, setting up for a showdown later. I learned a lot about fencing, as per the title. The art is top-notch!

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Kyanite
Feb 01, 2019

I know this is aimed at teens, but coming from Pacat (whose previous books have all been wall-to-wall explicit content) I was expecting at least *some* romance and/or sex. And it’s just not there. It’s a straight-up story about competitive fencing (though to be fair there’s nothing to rule out romance down the line). It’s not that it isn’t well done, but it wasn’t what I wanted and was expecting.

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Jan 16, 2020

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ArtistBettyAnne
Jan 16, 2020

Sexual Content: There's no explicit sexual content yet, but it's pretty clear from implied content that there will be visible relationships down the line and possible explicit content later.

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