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Winter Town by Stephen Emond
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Sep 18, 13

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, genre-contemporary, manga-and-graphic-novel
Read in December, 2011

Originally reviewed at Hooked on Books

This is by far the cutest book I have ever read. The story is sweet, compassionate and it'll warm your heart. It was so cute I just want to cuddle with it.

There were so many things I enjoyed about this novel. But the best by far were the characters. Evan and Lucy are interesting, they're funny, they have depth and throughout the book they really grow as characters. Lucy especially was my favourite, she may have been scared and vulnerable but she was tough and you knew no matter what happened she was going to make it through. She was definitely the character that made me feel the most – I was happy for her, proud of her, disappointed by her. It was a roller coaster ride of a relationship but it may the connection between us that much stronger.

In addition to the characters I loved the animation that went along with the story. Especially the short comic strips at the end of the chapters. I really thought they enhanced the story and gave us a little more insight into the characters and their motivations. Also a lot of the drawing were incredibly creative and funny. It was a nice touch and added a unique element to your traditional contemporary novel.

This was a wonderful story and it really made me smile. It was a coming of age story but it didn't beat you over the head with strong moral overtones or an overly obvious message. Instead it just wrapped you up in an incredibly sweet story between two people who are just trying to figure out who they are and who they want to become.

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