This book had so much potential but completely turned me off. The recap at the beginning was extensive but necessary to explain the plot to anyone who hasn't read Pinocchio. I prefer authors who can weave backstory into the main plot and create a story anyone can love, regardless of whether they read a related work. I loved the idea: Pinocchio lies, cuts off his nose-growth, and sharpens stakes from it. Inspired! However, the art style is cartoonishly unexciting, and the plot is cute but not strong enough to carry a book. The laughs fall flat and the surprise twist is no surprise at all. However, this book might do well with younger readers who are on a lower level, provided they're mature enough to deal with the statement that Gepetto molested Pinocchio.
Recommend to: 14+, low-level readers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans, anyone who absolutely loves all comic books
Don't recommend to: Higher level readers