My daughter is a crazed ATLA fangirl now, she has marathonned the show in full 5 times and watches YouTube and TikTok fan videos about it and is begging for as many t-shirts as we'll get for her.
My son (11) was more restrained, but he did marathon all 3 seasons in 2 days and loved it. He is looking forward to LOK coming to Netflix (I'm not re-signing up and re-canceling CBS All Access after a free week again).
Daughter and I read The Promise. Art is gorgeous and 100% accurate, pretty much all the dialogue and characters are great too. The only weak spot is Zuko, seeming strung-out and insane for no real reason and being dragged far too quickly into another war. It would be out of character for him to not be leaning on Iroh, who would have solved everything in 3 pages, so they even lampshaded that by having Zuko say he'd given Iroh a vacation and didn't want to interrupt him.... sounds fake but ok. Also Aang was pretty suspiciously forgetful of having de-benderized Ozai instead of killing him, because all of his dialogue about his vow to Zuko is about killing and not de-benderizing. And then he says "if I have to kill you, I guess I will"! Like no, that wasn't the point of "Sozin's Comet" at all!
I also got my daughter the "Rise of Kyoshi" young reader's book, which turned out to be really not for young readers at all, it's just filed there because it's franchise fantasy, but it's a complicated book that's beyond an 8-year-old. So now I"m reading it! Great worldbuilding, great view of the life of a conflicted beginner Avatar, and all of Team Avatar Kyoshi are well-realized and engrossing. The only problem with the book is that it's so devoted to worldbuilding and character webs that there's less of a focus on Kyoshi herself; her emotions and motives seem less convincing and thought-out than most of the secondary characters. Still a good read and I'm sure I'll get the sequel too, which just came out a few days ago.
Edited by Thylacine 2000, Yesterday, 09:51 AM.