An oddball girl named Barbara Thorson regularly brings a Norse warhammer to her middle school, and has a detailed imaginary life in which she is a skilled giant killer. However, her flights of fantasy might be an attempt to cope with troubles at home.
I Kill Giants
“When "I Kill Giants" peels back its layers, you're left with a monster story that packs an unexpected wallop.”
“Like its heroine, I Kill Giants isn't afraid to tackle the darkness or rage of little girls, or their fear and pain.”
“It all works, thanks largely to [Madinson] Wolfe and her portrayal of a difficult, terrified, brave, lovable girl.”