Squire is a story about Aiza, a girl who wishes to be a knight. Throughout all of her childhood she has struggled as she is a part of the Ornu people who were captured long ago and are not granted full citizenship. Knighthood is her only path to citizenship and her one true desire. But things are a lot harder than Aiza expected. The war isn’t as black and white as it might have seemed. Maybe she isn’t being turned into a noble knight, but just yet another killing machine.
I really enjoyed Squire! This book had some beautiful messages on being judged for who you are, but also on war and the idea of imperialism. It managed to hold a very detailed plot which is sometimes hard for graphic novels. The ending felt a bit rushed but that could just be because this is a stand-alone book. The art was beautiful, and the dash of comedy in between serious conflicts made it an easy read. 4 out of 5 stars.