My Little Pony Equestria Girls features two stories at roughly 88 pages. The book ties in to the movie/TV series: Sunset Shimmer begins as an antagonist but by the middle is regretting sabotaging and manipulating the EQ girls. Of course, her mean past may not be so easy to forget by the other EQ girls.
The first story is told in the form of an interview: the Equestria Girls tell how they came to be together and the hard first days at Canterlot. From Apple Jack not fitting in, Rainbow Dash being overconfident, Fluttershy ignored, Rarity getting caught up in popularity, and Pinky Pie trying to figure out how best to make people happy. The second story centers around Sunset Shimmer – the EQ girls bring her into their fold for two slumber parties. But when their secrets get out on the “My Stable” webpage, everyone fears that Sunset Shimmer is up to her old tricks. It’s up to Sunset to find out the real culprit behind the secret-leaks – with the help of her journal connecting to Twilight Sparkle.
The graphics are good, colorful, and true to the character. There are cute moments: Fluttershy going apocalyptic on a video game, Pinkie Pie jumping out of a tree and terrifying Apple Jack, mean girls giving Apple Jack crazy ‘makeovers’, and Apple Bloom revealing Apple Jack’s nickname piggly wiggly.
Of course, kids who love the ponies or EQ will enjoy this graphic novel. It’s easy to follow, continues the Friendship is Magic theme, and the EQ girls (and Twilight Pony) look like they do in the movie. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.