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Blankets by Craig Thompson
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Oct 09, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: comics, bio-memoir
Read in October, 2007

Talk about an addictive story...this is one that I could not put down. It's autobiographical, but it feels like a novel because it's rendered in a very touching (and sometimes heart-wrenching) way. It's a story of growing up, of how family can be both a comfort and torturously painful at the same time; of the agony and excitement of a first love; of the plight of the "uncool" teenager; of coming to grips with God on your own terms. It's good just to read something and to not only sympthize with the main character, but to EMPATHIZE, because you've been there before, you've lived through that before, and it's comforting somehow to know that someone else has too. I'm not doing a very good job of describing the story adequately, but trust me - this should be on everyone's to-read list.
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message 1: by Melanie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:03PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Melanie Bravo! I love Craig Thompson. Try Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson.

message 2: by Jen (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:03PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jen It's in the pile next to my bed...the massive, scary, giant pile... David has read it, and he liked it but preferred Tricked. We'll see what I think when I get around to reading it. We're going to SPX this weekend and Robinson is supposed to be there, so it will be cool if we get to meet him.

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