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Paul Goes Fishing by Michel Rabagliati
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Jun 01, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008reads, comics, family-drama, library, adult, realistic
Read in June, 2008

While this volume has the emotional depth of previous entries in the series, the title is misleading--Paul Has a Summer Job was about Paul's summer job; Paul Moves Out was similarly exactly what you'd expect. In this case, Paul's fishing trip isn't the point of the story do much as an opportunity for Paul to reminisce about his teen years and reflect on what his life was like. His conclusions are sweet, heartwarming, and ... generous? somehow, in how he views--and viewed--his family, even his parents. But this volume is about so much more than that--it's about building new families and relationships, and how to use what you've learned in the past to go forward. Like the other volumes in the Paul series, Rabagliati isn't breaking any new ground, but he's treading the familiar paths in his quiet, understated style.

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Brandy I've read the other two, both some time ago, but only just heard about this release. Honestly I found this volume a little disjointed, too, but maybe charitable memory will make me forget that, the way I did with Paul Moves Out. :)

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