Beastars introduces readers to Cherryton Academy, where herbivores and carnivores live and study together in peace … mostly. Out of nowhere, Tem (an alpaca) is murdered and a rift forms between the already tenuous relationship between students (hunters vs. prey). Immediately, the suspicious turn to Legoshi, a large gray wolf, who is awkward at best and terrifying at worst. The graphic novel moves between perspectives of members of the award-winning drama club; focusing on their sympathies for their friend their suspicions of the culprit.
Well drawn and written, the book is easy to follow (albeit it read from the back to front and right to left). Finished on a cliffhanger and will definitely have me grabbing the next books in the series to find out what happened to poor, innocent Tem!
Three words that describe this book: Suspicions, School, Animals
You might want to pick this book up if: You’re into graphic novels focused on anthropomorphized characters that have deeper, more meaningful backgrounds, thoughts, and feelings.