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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,197 ratings  ·  382 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 😭
Whitney Atkinson
This little sapphic story was sweet but I think I need to bite the bullet and admit that Tillie's books aren't for me. As much as I want to adore them and as much as I relate to them, they feel so emotionless to me. I think it aims for melancholy but lands somewhere between dreary and hard to understand, and it's a trend in all of her books. ...more
Swaroop Kanti
May 18, 2020 rated it liked it
A short and poignant storyline and, nicely drawn graphics!

Tillie Walden`s i love this part is an example of how a graphic novella can be simple yet intense. This is the story of a friendship-relationship between two girls.
anna (½ of readsrainbow)
rep: Black sapphic mc, Jewish sapphic mc

absolutely love this feeling of teen girls being bigger than the world
Dave 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.
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amazing art.
Intense story line.
Coming of age.
Too short for me.
But nevertheless good.
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-s-books
i love this art.
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.
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. ...more
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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: 2018, comics
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. ...more
Vanessa Menezes
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphics-comics
This is an intense story about the relationship between two teen girls. But, I felt it was too short to do it justice.
Lizzy Reads
May 12, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Short hard hitting graphic novel with gorgeous art!
kai | 凯香
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this took me maybe five minutes to read, but it still managed to provide sapphic black and jewish rep as well as tell a very honest, emotional story
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, lgbt
rep: Black sapphic mc, Jewish sapphic mc

right now i feel like tillie walden is the only human being that can make me feel so empty yet so full
Ghazaal B.
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Erm, :-? What?
(I liked the structure though, like mini flashbacks allover the book.)
Mary ツ⋆
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story was short but it was really sweet and sad. The graphics were gorgeous!
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. ...more
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. ...more
Maria Bazarte-De La Luz
There are two girls. They like each other, but one of them doesn't really know how to handle her feelings. She isn't ready for anything more than a friendship. Really short story, I didn't really connect to it the way I wanted/expected to. ...more
Derek Royal
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
A nice, short, contemplative narrative.
Mari Julieboe
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
nice to know that i can get my heart broken in less than five minutes! but this was so so beautiful
Aug 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, 2020, sapphic
this was so sad yeah
Jessica Mae Stover
A purposefully slight graphic novel that succeeds in what it sets out to do in exploring physical and emotional spaces: the spaces between people, the largeness of togetherness that fills up space, and the space the author leaves for readers to interpret. The author's skill in drawing structures (of note in her other works) suits the theme here in particular. This work would transition well to an experimental motion picture short.

And what is this title doing in the YA library section? This book
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
i will probably think about every page of this book. its short, simple and bittersweet. but it's also larger than life. i loved the way the surreal imagery was used to convery the very real emotions. really want a physical copy of this one. ...more
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
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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 comic ...more

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