I love the Lumberjanes graphic novel series and when I saw that it was going to be a full-length novel I couldn't wait to read it. This book follows the Roanoke gang as they discover a herd of unicorns and climb a secret mountain. I have to admit that it was weird at first to read about these characters' adventures without the comic illustrations. However, after a few chapters I got used to it and was happy to read a new story about the Lumberjane girls.
Mariko Tamaki did a good job of writing the Lumberjanes' story in book form. I enjoyed getting a more in-depth look to the camp and the girls that can't always be conveyed through the comics. I also really liked that this book included some of Brooke Allan's illustrations; it wouldn't be right to have a Lumberjanes book without some sort of artwork throughout.
This book was everything the graphic novels are: fun and lighthearted with an emphasis on girl power and friendships. The relationships between April, Jo, Ripley, Mal, and Molly is one of my favorite aspects of the Lumberjanes series so it was nice to see that it was handled so well in this novelization. My only complaint is that this book seemed to focus mostly on April, and while I love her character, I was hoping to learn more about the other girls and read from their perspectives more. However, with the way this book ended I'm hoping there will be more full-length books in this series that puts the other girls in the spotlight.
Overall, this was such a fun quick read. I loved reading about the Lumberjanes and being able to see what's going on in their heads. And while this book does seem to be written on the younger side of middle grade, any Lumberjanes fan is sure to like it!