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Blankets by Craig Thompson
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Mar 12, 09

bookshelves: graphic-novel, young-adult
Recommended for: Teens
Read in February, 2008, read count: 1

Usually I plow through graphic novels because I'm not good at looking at the pictures in detail. But this is a huge book, and as such, was satisfying. Thompson takes the time he needs to flesh out very real characters that you can sympathize with and grow to love. It's not perfect - Goodbye Chunky Rice was more moving and felt more complete, despite it being much shorter, but somehow the fact that it was a little rough made it more realistic. (I can't believe I'm saying that - I hate badly written books!) Should be mandatory reading for those living or working with teens, because I can imagine many of the kids I work with writing something like this. The flaws make it more human, which is okay in an autobiographical work. At least this one.
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