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This is a graphic memoir about the author coming of age. It explores growing up in a dysfunctional families, religious upbringing, and first love.
I wanted to love this book. I know that so many people found it to be a touching story about first love and siblings growing apart.
However, I wasn’t able to connect with this book at all. While I liked the artwork, the story was so slow paced. This is a much softer story than I was expecting. Though this story talks about molestation, first love, and neglectful parenting there was so real climatic scenes.
This story didn’t offer any real big moments of conflicts, this felt more like a steady story. Since there were no high or lows, it felt sluggish. I often found myself drifting in and out.
The only thing that I really enjoyed was the expressive art. This book was done in shades of blues that matched the soft story.
It was a beautifully drawn book, but it wasn’t enough for me. I gave this book a D.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.