Will & Whit
Which isn’t bad—I enjoy many Stand By Me-ish books—but plots like that tend to be hard...more
“You know, in the dark, people see what they want to see.”
Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge is a very sweet read. A graphic novel filled with darkness, grief, light, and healing. The black and white illustrations and pages with deep, deep black borders somehow still radiate warmth and light. A story that shows how the light can cut through the darkness and pain with a little help and love from friends and family.
Wilhelmina“Will” is a warm, creative “old-soul” trying to keep busy ove...more
This is the sort of quiet book where not much happens. At least, there aren't many big events. It's just about the characters, and how they change over the course of the book. We see the most change in the main character, Will (s...more
1. I did enjoy this book as the main character is overcoming a difficult event in her life. However, I would not add this book to my personal library. This book deals with loosing a family member and I feel that this is a topic that needs to be approached cautiously with primary children-all children for that matter. This book is also intermediate for my preschoolers. I would recommend this book to my media specialist to add to her collection for 5-6th grade students....more
The story in Will & Whit is much more memorable than it...more
Another effort from Laura Lee G that I found better than her Page by Page, has more of a storyline (main character Will is afraid of the dark), arc and quirky touches: Will likes older/antique things in a modern age, introduces people with 3 things you should know abou...more
Her metaphorical shadows take on a physical form...more
Like in Raina Tegelmeier's books, there's not a great deal of plot, with Gulledge instead focusing on the emotions and interactions of a small group of family and friends. The art is really powerful and well-done. Will and Whit...more
This is a far more “girly”...more
The friendships, old and new, are portrayed nicely and I found Will to be likeable. Underlying Will's witty nature and involvement with her fr...more
Will has always loved making lamps as a way to fight the shadows of darkness that have haunted her ever since her parents' death. Now, she's living with her eccentric Aunt and t...more
Okay, first of all, the cover of this book totally tricked me. Not in a bad way, probably in a good way. If you are looking for a book about two people named Will and Whit who fall in love and sit on a log and cuddle, do not read this book. You will be sorely disappointed.
Will and Whit is about a girl named Will and her life before and after a storm named Whit strikes. (Yup, that's not them on the cover.) One thing you need to know about Will is that she is afraid of the dark. Rather, she’s afra...more
The story was just OK. I have read much better YA graphic novels recently and I am surprised this was a winner of the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2014. Not only did I feel it jumped scenes, but I feel a few simple changes would make the book more appealing to readers, especially teens. The title and cover are misleading, which by itself is not a bad thing...but the story is not only about Will & Whit, but all of Will's friends AND they are definitely not in a relationship...more
I really wanted to like this story and for the most part I did. I really like Will's character as well as her Aunt Ella. I also really...more
Still have one major complaint, though. Amulet SERIOUSLY needs to start publishing Gulledge in color. Gulledge's work (all two books) seems to always have an Art theme, but more than that, color is often mentioned/a plot point in her stories. Gr...more
This is a beautifully done graphic novel with a focus on character development rather than plot. Will gradually learns t...more
Apparantly, it's being converted to a play. I am eager to see the results.
This story is about an adolescent girl struggling with the death of her parents. She admits she is afraid of the dark. In the dark there is no hiding. It is just you and your thoughts. Her shadows all through the s...more
Basically, the story is about Will, a young girl who is dealing with the loss of family. She lives with her aunt and has a close group of...more
I loved the characters. They are all realistic and likable. They act like normal teenagers, with good days and bad days.
Will lives with her aunt and helps run the family antique store. She fears the dark, but her grandfather taught her to create lamps and that dispels her fears.
There are beautiful, age old themes of family, friends and dealing with loss and fear. It's a lovely story that anyone woul...more