Bates Motel On A&E: Jiao's Story - A&E

Bates Motel On A&E: Jiao's Story

By A&E

  • Release Date: 2013-03-30
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
Score: 4
From 5,317 Ratings


In A&E’s Bates Motel airing Mondays @ 10/9c, Norman Bates discovers a sketchbook hidden underneath the carpeting in one of the rooms at the Bates Motel. Inside he finds Chinese writing and manga sketches, immediately becoming captivated by the drawings. Norman, along with his classmate and friend Emma Decody, begin to dig deeper into the story behind the sketches and stumble upon a bigger mystery than either of them could have imagined. As the season unfolds, more characters from the manga are introduced and more secrets exposed; this book is the story of one of those characters.
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Story by
Carlton Cuse & Kerry Ehrin and Cory Bird & Gregg Nations
Art by
Emma Vieceli

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  • Nicely done

    By Stevie Gal
    Interesting read.
  • Awesome

    By Anatomy class
    Lil gross but so cool
  • Bates Motel

    By xyz-Dmc
    Not good!
  • Bates Motel Bust!

    By Anaidon
    This was a picture book written in where I could not read it. Very disappointed in this book. 😞
  • Bates motel

    By Bites motel
    I didn't understand this book and it's like in Chinese or something Horrible book
  • Bates motel awesome

    By Photobun
    Great book
  • Worst stupid book don't read inappropriate

    Do not read stupid
  • Written from wrong point of view

    By Chrystal.adele
    This book is for viewers of the TV show to see what was in the diary that Norman found and it’s supposed to be Jiao’s diary. The problem is that the diary is not written like a personal diary but from an omniscient point of view, much like that found in graphic novels. The translations were clumsy and the story disjointed. I did really enjoy the artwork and found the theme very intriguing.
  • Not that great.

    By I liked it so I reviewed it
    Drawn like a comic book, not as if a girl actually used this as a journal.
  • It was good

    By Kristopher Ward
    It was pretty good but sad at the end