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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  1,450 ratings  ·  260 reviews
"Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school.

They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop.

In her follow up to the critically acclaimed The End of Summer, Tillie Walden tells the
Paperback, 68 pages
Published November 13th 2015 by Avery Hill Publishing Limited
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Short and honest and SAD. My heart hurts in the best way ...more
David Schaafsma
A short elliptical sweet and sad story about a relationship between two teen girls, with lots of space and not much dialogue that juxtaposes tableaux-type depictions of fragments of their relationship with sweeping landscapes and detailed architectural studies of buildings. Subtle lavender washed pen and ink images, emotionally resonant.

Here's 4 or 5 panels from it, so lovely.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This was such a lovely graphic novel that is realistic and also sad in so many ways. I think that the main metaphor was perfectly captured in the drawings: sometimes love can make you feel like the biggest thing in the world and it was so nice to see this concept depicted on the page, it really made an impact. I'm giving it 3 stars just because it was a little too short for my taste.
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Tillie Walden's artwork is beautiful and she's such a great storyteller. I wish this had been longer.
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic
This book was so beautiful, the story so earnest, I cried a little as I read it.

Note 1: I was in public, sitting at the Retrofit Comics table at SPX.
Note 2: I hate crying in public. But it was worth it.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.5 stars

This is really cute but way too short to get attached to the characters and their story so only 3.5 stars from me.
Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
More like 3.9
This is a very short graphic novel story that goes through the highs and lows of a relationship between two young girls. It's both concise and subtle, so even though it's short, it makes an impact. I enjoyed it!
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-physical
well now I’m sad
Laura (bbliophile)
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Tillie Walden's art is so freaking gorgeous ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2018
Deceptively simple: adolescent girls gone giant in giant, scenic landscapes because that's exactly what adolescent love feels like--huge and outsize and epic and impossible. Perfect use of color and scale and scope--I swooned mightily. A real gem, though I wish it were longer.
Char (lunarchar_)
Read during The Reading Rush. Only 4 stars as I would’ve loved this to be longer! It is beautiful however and raw and honest. I love that Walden is LGBTQ+ inclusive and always tackles realities. Plus the illustrations are phenomenal.
Ghazaal B.
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Erm, :-? What?
(I liked the structure though, like mini flashbacks allover the book.)
Ishani Jasmin
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
tremendously tender and lovely and sad. i saw a lot of myself in this, and i think i was meant to. made me scared to be alive, but glad someone understood enough to illustrate where i was. tillie walden looked into my big dumb heart and got me, and i don't like that she did it, but i can't begrudge her that.
I love the juxtaposition of landscapes with the extra large figures. It creates a timeless setting for the two main characters which any reader who's been there understands immediately. It makes the way things work out between the two characters all the more tragic.
Mari Julieboe
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
nice to know that i can get my heart broken in less than five minutes! but this was so so beautiful
Derek Royal
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
A nice, short, contemplative narrative.
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
3 stars | Sad, little slice of life. ngl I was expecting a lot more from this... The art is outstanding though
Hannah Garden
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, march-2019
Tille Walden is . . . a wunderkind? A martian? A genius?


She is.

Quality Rating: Five Stars
Enjoyment Rating: Five Stars

Wow. How do I talk about a book that affected me so much with so few words and such quiet but powerful images? This graphic novel is a stunning look at learning how to not be straight, and the struggle with accepting that. There's a lot of obvious American contextual stuff, but I think it's a universal story for the LGBT+ community, and why I think it's so effective in saying so little; if you know the situation, you know exactly what each
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Tatiana by: ny mag
Well that was small and lovely and heartbreaking.
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
gorgeous artwork and a lovely little story
Sooraya Evans
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
A decent attempt at making a less erotic version of Blue is the Warmest Color.
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, young-adult, comics
Very short and sweet and SO sad oh my god

Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fucking OUCH. I was not prepared for how emotional this made me. It's so simple and understated, and yet it makes a huge impact on the reader. This story very accurately depicts something I went through myself when I was in high school except (view spoiler) ...more
Maggie Gordon
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, queer
My heart is full of ache and this was just beautiful. Tillie Walden is at her best when she talks about human emotions through a somewhat abstract lens. In this case, looking at queer love through subtly strange imagery that shifts throughout the book, returning to something almost normal at the end. Prepare for tragedy and a hollow feeling inside. Never has teenage love and heartbreak felt so weighty. Damn Walden and her beautiful illustrations that rip your chest apart!
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
oh wow I didn’t except it to be sad.

This graphic novella is so marvelously done, the imagery and the visual metaphors are excellent. I feel that visual art format can offer so much to story-telling and Tillie Walden nails it! It’s so good, she’s so good!

I definitely recommend to read this melancholic and beautiful story about two sapphic girls in school.
Stephen Curran
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Two teenage girls, giants in their landscapes, fall naturally and sweetly in love. They send text messages and share headphones. They have doubts.

Most of the panels here take up the whole page and are composed with seemingly effortless confidence, leading me to consider committing the ultimate bibliophilic sin: cutting them out to frame and hang on the wall. Don’t hate me.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Excerpts from the friendship of two girls. These are single-page, context-free snapshots, capturing the two subjects in a series of both casual and emotional moments. Other people appear rarely and only in the background.

The purple-black watercolor(?) illustration sometimes makes them look immense, ten or fifty feet tall, but it's always ambiguous, like it just might be a trick of perspective. It's a neat effect.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet, beautiful, short bit of perfection! This book captures so much about first love in all of its extraordinary ordinariness. The art work is stunning and the concise story is just right. Loved it!
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Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a recent graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies, a comics school in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published three books with the London based Avery Hill Publishing. She has already received an Eisner Award nomination and two Ignatz Awards for her early works. When she is not drawing ...more