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Life is sale outlet sale Strange: Welcome to Blackwell Academy sale

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An atmospheric and characterful look at the world of the hugely successful video game Life is Strange, through the eyes of Max and Chloe.

Welcome to Blackwell Academy is an in-universe book from the Life is Strange video game franchise from Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix. This detailed book takes the form of a student guide to Blackwell Academy and the town of Arcadia Bay. Overlaid onto the pages is graffiti: notes, doodles, sketches and photographs from the Blackwell students themselves, including contributions from the beloved protagonists Max and Chloe.

Welcome to Blackwell Academy includes information on the staff and facilities of Blackwell Academy, the people and locations of Arcadia Bay, overlaid with funny, irreverent and poignant comments from the students.

About the Author

Matt Forbeck has been a full-time creator of award-winning games and fiction since 1989. He has sixteen novels published to date, including the award-nominated Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon and the critically acclaimed Amortals and Vegas Knights. His latest work includes the Magic: The Gathering comic book and the historical horror novel Carpathia.

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Jim S.
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
An absolute must for hardcore Life Is Strange fans! However, you might not get a good copy...
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2018
My 5-star rating is for the book content and design itself. If I wanted to rate the problems I had, it would get negative 20 stars. I wasn''t sure what to expect, as some reviews on Amazon and others elsewhere kind of contradict each other. If you''re not a... See more
My 5-star rating is for the book content and design itself. If I wanted to rate the problems I had, it would get negative 20 stars.

I wasn''t sure what to expect, as some reviews on Amazon and others elsewhere kind of contradict each other. If you''re not a hardcore fan like I am, you probably won''t appreciate this nearly as much. It''s kind of hard to describe...Depending on which side you open it from (each side is reversible with its own content), this is basically a mix of a what might be a booklet sent to students interested in applying to Blackwell Academy, a diary filled with many unique pictures from and about the first 2 games, a yearbook, and something that might be given to students on their first day at the academy to give them current and historical backgrounds of Arcadia Bay. All of them contain scribbles and comments from Chloe, Max, Rachel, and others, some making fun of students and teachers and the such. The rubbing and stains on the pages are all supposed to be there, to make it look like it''s been been abused, so don''t worry about that.

And now to the problems I had - This is my second copy, as I had to replace the original one the day I got it. As you can see from my pictures, the first one I received was EXTREMELY damaged, with both covers almost ripped off at the spines and the edges were extremely warped. Also, it was obviously pre-owned, because the white strap going around the book had been cut. Worst of all, someone tried to rewrap it and failed. The shrink wrap didn''t go all the way around it, the book was well protected during shipping, and the shipping package itself wasn''t damaged at all, so that definitely confirmed it.

Apparently, this isn''t the only time this has happened with this book. An earlier post here shows how theirs looks like it had been dumped in water before shipping, and other places that have sold this item have reported similar problems. Obviously, this company''s quality control is quite lacking.

Despite the problems I had, it''s still a truly unique book, and very well priced for a hardcover! If you''re crazy about Life Is Strange, then you will LOVE this!!!
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Alexander Roman
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Must-have for fans
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
As soon as I realized this was coming, I had to get it. First, in case it wasn''t already clear, the book is purposely "distressed" in appearance. The scribbles, stickers, and coffee stains you see on the cover are part of the charm and not the sign of a defective... See more
As soon as I realized this was coming, I had to get it.

First, in case it wasn''t already clear, the book is purposely "distressed" in appearance. The scribbles, stickers, and coffee stains you see on the cover are part of the charm and not the sign of a defective product. In fact, the book itself is in pristine shape, like you''d expect from a brand-new, genuine high school yearbook: gloss on the hardcover, thick paper for the pages, that sort of thing. Has a decent amount of heft to it so don''t drop it on your foot or you will regret life.

One thing that I hope my photos show is this is a combination book. One side is the Blackwell Academy guidebook. Flip the book over and you''ll find the other is the Arcadia Bay city guide. Maybe I missed it but the description didn''t make that fact apparent.

The Blackwell side forms about 1/3 of the overall contents. It reads precisely as a school guide book, talking about the history of the school, current staff members, current students (as of 2010, the date of the book''s fictional publication), clubs, etc. It does a good job filling in some blanks that fans may have noticed in the game about the school itself. How much of this is considered canon, though, is unknown.

The Arcadia Bay side is much shorter, estimated about 1/5 of the overall page count. Several pages are dedicated to ads to local businesses and nearby attractions, again, just like you''d expect a town guide trying to up-sell itself. Some of these places might actually be pulled from real-world locations. I haven''t done the research to confirm this yet.

There is a large middle section that is more of an artbook for the Life Is Strange game itself. It''s pretty much Max Caulfield''s scrapbook of various photos she''s taken around town.

As the product description states, the entire book has been vandalized by various characters from both Life Is Strange and Before the Storm in the form of pithy and irreverent commentary. Most of these are in the form of back and forths between Chloe Price and Max but others make an appearance as well, such as Victoria Chase, Nathan Prescott, and Rachel Amber. Each individual has different "handwriting" (fonts) to differentiate them from one another. They''re also in different colors but, as I''m colorblind, that detail is kind of lost on me.

Overall, great product, great for fic writers and others who want more details to either use or ignore. I plan on utilizing it in this capacity and have no qualms admitting it in this product review. Regardless of why you want to buy this, it''s an excellent collector''s item and money well-spent.
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william f. brehmer
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Needs more
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2018
First I may as well begin with the good parts. Most the commentary through the book is interesting to read, largely being most the main characters throwing jabs and commentary about each other or something in the book. The book also has some pages that elaborate on teachers... See more
First I may as well begin with the good parts. Most the commentary through the book is interesting to read, largely being most the main characters throwing jabs and commentary about each other or something in the book. The book also has some pages that elaborate on teachers and staff, and gives insight on them. As well as some student pages giving a tiny bit more insight on characters with less limelight, like Victoria chase. Being alright if you right fan fiction.

Downside 80ish% of the book is generic guide book gibrish. Talking vaguely about town origins, school origins and nearby sites. (Majority you can learn in game)

Honestly this could have been massively improved if it took itself a little less seriously. Gave us a expanded student file, talking about ALL of the unique characters in the series. From courtney to David Matson . Maybe talked about the senior program? Ect... Just was pretty underwhelming from what I was expecting/hoping for.
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K
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
This was made for us. The Life is Strange fans
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2018
Ok right off the bat I can tell you that if you love Life is Strange for the characters (esp Max and Chloe), the lore, and the atmosphere, then I will confidently say you''ll love this book. It''s basically a yearbook but Chloe and Max wrote comments and talk about every... See more
Ok right off the bat I can tell you that if you love Life is Strange for the characters (esp Max and Chloe), the lore, and the atmosphere, then I will confidently say you''ll love this book. It''s basically a yearbook but Chloe and Max wrote comments and talk about every single photo/picture in the book. I played both the original LIS and BTS and the writers of this book really captured Chloe and Max''s characters within the pages well. If you''re a big fan of this franchise then this is a no brainer, you need this for your collection!
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Libby S.
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Absolutely Stunning Lis Memorabilia!
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2021
I love Life is Strange so much, it''s absolutely my favorite video game...but MAN, is this a niche series to be a mega-fan of! Merch for the Bay/Bae is pretty scarce, and when I do find it, it''s usually sold out or not worth shipping overseas. This book is the best, most... See more
I love Life is Strange so much, it''s absolutely my favorite video game...but MAN, is this a niche series to be a mega-fan of! Merch for the Bay/Bae is pretty scarce, and when I do find it, it''s usually sold out or not worth shipping overseas. This book is the best, most perfect & well thought out LiS merch I can find. This really looks like a student handbook checked out from the school library, and everyone in the game has had something to add to it. The flip side is a guide to Arcadia Bay, and is so convincing it makes me sad for the town all over again. The only thing I wish this had is a sequel for our boys Sean and Daniel!
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Cam’s Fosters
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
arrived damaged but overall it’s great
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2018
the book is great and i love it even if it was honestly overpriced however it arrived with the plastic protective cover ripped and the book was wet as if the box had been dropped in a puddle or something. it’s not too damaged but the pages are all wavy and the ink is... See more
the book is great and i love it even if it was honestly overpriced however it arrived with the plastic protective cover ripped and the book was wet as if the box had been dropped in a puddle or something. it’s not too damaged but the pages are all wavy and the ink is running :( but i don’t want to return it because i love it so much lol
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JB
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Its Cute
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019
Its a cute collection of artwork mixed with characters'' perspective thought. Some sections are hard to read, but it is still a nice take on the story. There are a couple of spoilers if someone hasn''t played both games first.
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Amanda
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Life Is Strange Gold
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2019
I don''t need to open the book to know I''m going to love it. I get so absorbed into the Life Is Strange universe and to me little things like this book are pure gold to me. The seller delivered as promised.
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Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
For collectors !
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2018
I recommend this book to collectors. Two books in one.
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Customer T-1000
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Life is Games.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 7, 2019
As a Life is Strange fan this was gifted to me and if you''re a hardcore devotee of the games you will not be disappointed. Lots of fun facts about the series chronicles, and all in all a pleasant piece to have in your memorabilia gaming collection.
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richieloco
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Very nice for any collector
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 13, 2020
I loved Life is Strange even though it was not a game that I really thought I would like. It really stayed with me after completion. This book it a lovely collectors item. Well published with excellent art from the game. I recommend.
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Shane Phillips
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Loved it
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2019
This book is a great companion for Life is Strange fans. It features good quality art work, decent character profiles, and amusing annotations from all of the series favourites.
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Vicky Antonakáki
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A must-have for every Life is Strange fan!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 1, 2021
An AMAZING book referring to Blackwell Academy. It’s meant to be a Blackwell Academy guide for students but the students actually use it like a scrapbook as they comment on everything in its pages. I feel like I’m a Blackwell student when reading this book. It’s so moving.See more
An AMAZING book referring to Blackwell Academy. It’s meant to be a Blackwell Academy guide for students but the students actually use it like a scrapbook as they comment on everything in its pages. I feel like I’m a Blackwell student when reading this book. It’s so moving.
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