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A Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel - 2015
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Loosely based on the author's life, chronicling his journey from childhood to adulthood, exploring the people, experiences, and beliefs that he encountered along the way.
Publisher: Montreal, Québec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2015
Edition: First Drawn & Quarterly hardcover & paperback editions
ISBN: 9781770462182
177046218X
9781770462205
1770462201
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 T3723B 2015
Characteristics: 582 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm

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clerkgal
Aug 01, 2018

A very vivid and emotional coming of age story. Brought up deep feelings and thoughts as it made me reflect on my own life and past. Beautiful artwork in every panel and every page, with many details requiring that you take the time to actually sit and look at the panels. A very enjoyable book.

CarlitoQuinones Mar 20, 2018

This book is about growing up, coming of age, loneliness, love, family, the passing of time, art and life... all wrapped up in beautiful, subdued yet lavish, flowing, black & white linework. You need to read this!

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becker
Jan 18, 2018

Such a beautiful coming of age story told in graphic novel format. If you have never tried a graphic novel before, this is a great place to start.

ArapahoeTiegan Dec 18, 2017

This is a great coming-of-age graphic novel. Craig Thomspon chronicles his own experiences growing up, but mostly tells the story of his first love. He met Raina as a senior in high school and helped her while her parents were getting divorced. Craig also had his own journey of discovering his relationship with religion and what that would mean for his own plans after high school. He detailed what these experiences meant for his relationships with his family - from his own perspective and feelings. Very well done - definitely a good read.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

A story of family, faith, love, and loss stuck in the middle of a deep Wisconsin winter. Good for fans of family drama TV shows.

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jnewday
Sep 01, 2017

The torment of this young man's journey is heavily peppered with biblical quotes and a deep sense of guilt about his own feelings. Too burdened with Christian polemics for me.

SCL_Heather Aug 08, 2017

A touching and relatable story about first love. This was the first graphic novel I ever read and is still one of my favourites.

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johnstonmk
Apr 15, 2017

I have a weakness for stories like this, and Thompson's crisis of faith hit very close to home for my own life. Very moving, and the art is beautiful.

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Kristen MERKE
Feb 05, 2017

While this story is at times what appears to be a beautiful look at first love, I found it overwhelmingly sad. Between Craig's own crisis of faith, past dealing with abuse, and Raina's parents divorce and overall dysfunctional family I felt with such a bleak ending this graphic novel left much to be desired. I'm unsure what the final message was, beyond 'nothing lasts forever' which isn't exactly inspiring. However, it's still a compelling read that shouldn't take more than four hours.

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PinesandPrejudice
Jan 31, 2017

This is one of the most beautiful, coming-of-age, first-love stories I have ever read. And the art is incredible. It's a great story about conflict of faith and religion and being an adult. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

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MadSasha
Jun 16, 2011

Sexual Content: masturbation, kissing, sex

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MadSasha
Jun 16, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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light_kun
Sep 12, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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DavidB
Dec 18, 2008

“The kingdom of God does not come visibly, nor will people say ‘Here it is’ or There it is’, because the kingdom of God is WITHIN and/or AMONG you.”

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