Do not be fooled even if I took a lot, hell three months, to finish this graphic novel (which seems a lot and it is!), I loved it. Adored it even. It Do not be fooled even if I took a lot, hell three months, to finish this graphic novel (which seems a lot and it is!), I loved it. Adored it even. It gets a five star rating for reasons I'm not sure I can express. It's as if the words for this are stuck in my brain.
As much as I'm better at writing than at talking, I'm still a novice when talking about writing reviews. I don't have the insight some have, I don't have the analytic reviews where people get if they'll like the story or not. I'm just throw everything that comes to mind, as it goes, and see what happens at the end. Mostly, this will consist of flailing because I must say, this was excellent, in ways I don't understand yet, but I still found the courage to write out whatever comes to mind.
I took notes... Okay, I didn't really take notes while reading, only after I finished reading it. But I started taking notes, well quotes really, while reading 'Reading Lolita in Tehran.' so when or if I get to write a review, it may be (I said MAY BE!) better written... Maybe! Anyways, back to local.
Each issue/segment is a one year span in the life of Megan, Megan who isn't rooted to a particular place, who is someone that goes with her wanderlust instead of quieting it down. I'm not like that... I wish I was, a little bit at least, like her. Going to places and meeting (or not) people, different people. Yet at the same time I'm happy I'm a bit rooted somewhere, less problems when you don't have a high school degree yet... (I'm still working on it!) Anyways, I find her flawed, but I relate to her. She's somewhat awkward, a bit of a bitch and leaves without really saying so. She just takes her things and disappears. (Okay, I never ran from home, never just left, but I may not have done so in a physical way, but emotionally, I run away, so I relate!) ANYWAY, I'm a bit like her, human, and her flaws are refreshing.
I find that it got more and more emotional as each segment passed onto another one. Some stories are better than others, that's normal and expected, but I found them all very nice, very good. One story, I remember not liking as much as the others, I found her extremely annoying in that one, 'Megan and Gloria, Apartment 5A'. Ugh, it took me some time to get out of that one. To accept whatever she did. Then for those, yeah those, that I really enjoyed and the first one made me teary eyed at the end: 'Bar Crawl' and 'The house that Megan built'... Those may or may not be my favorites of them all... Both extremely emotional pieces, full of... Everything~
The ending was beautiful and lovely and just... Wow~ I loved it, seriously, and I might just buy the book one day, because I want to go back to it and reread it whenever I want.
In all, this may not be a perfect piece, but I loved it for sure. I currently can't see any flaws, but that may come latter on and/or if someone who read it talks to me and refreshes my memories on some parts, like with Blankets, eh.
This is my first graphic novel read as an adult. I believe, yet I can't be sure, that I read some when I was a kid. Lucky Luke and thWow. Simply wow.
This is my first graphic novel read as an adult. I believe, yet I can't be sure, that I read some when I was a kid. Lucky Luke and the kind could have passed as an interesting read... Yet if I remember correctly, I was a bit of a snob when talking about graphic novels. And do I regret it now...
I don't believe I'll read every graphic novel ever done. I'm sure I'll stay picky with what type of graphic I'm going to read. Habibi, a graphic novel by Craig Thompson is on my list of books to read in the near-nearer-nearest future. My mom, my awesomesauce mom, may read this awesome book because I raved about it to her. I read it in two sittings. And the only reason why I had to get up was because I decided to exercise before my mom arrived home... It's a quick read with magnificent drawings in it. The lack of color was, I believe, the right choice for this one. Black and white drawings made this book so interesting, so colorful because of the word choices. I can't say I'm an expert in these things... Even, I can say I'm lower than a novice with this type of read... Yet I can proudly say that it will not be my last. Oh yeah, definitely not my last.
Maybe because it's the first graphic novel [word of the day? GRAPHIC NOVEL.] that I actually remember reading that causes this absolute interest in reading more and also the raving review I will eventually write, lower on this page. Maybe it's because I found something that actually flies my inside fairies but this one, the first book I have read for 2013, is an absolutely adorably loveable interesting great read. It's funny, sweet and tender with this achingly beautiful rendition of first love. Not that I can say I actually have ever fallen in love and even though I can't say so, I can absolutely say that I felt this one. I felt this first love until I was vibrating into my bones. I recommend this book to you and your friends. To your family and to the strangers in your life. This book, I'd recommend it to anyone, everyone and everything if only objects could read...
It may actually suck. I don't know. I don't believe it sucks. Maybe you'll hate it, if you ever read it. But in my soul, I can't not recommend it. It's beautiful, it's how I believe first loves mend.
Unforgettable. Just that, unforgettable. Amazing. The nicest thing, the most heartbreaking in a soft cushiony heartfelt place that I have ever read until this day. Not that I'm an expert in reading, but loveliest thing. Sincerely sincere.