While in the Harvard Bookstore last week, I spotted Page by Paige and after a couple minutes of browsing knew this was one graphic novel I had to curl up with in bed or in a lounge chair.
The graphic novel takes the form of entries in Paige’s sketchbook which contain almost magical depictions of her thoughts and feelings interspersed with a more traditional narrative structure of sequential panels that follow Paige on her own (in a museum, on the metro) and with her new band of Brooklyn friends (going to open mics, putting smiley face on tulips). The honesty of Paige’s uncertainty is rendered strikingly and poetically by the unique style of this graphic novel.
So far, this is the best graphic novel I’ve read this year!
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I’m not even a fan of graphic novels but this looks adorable, and well worth a read – thanks for sharing! x
I know what you mean. I’m fairly picky when it comes to graphic novels. I’ve browsed a bunch I’ve never ended up reading, but this one had me hooked. Hope you enjoy it! You can try a free sample from the iBookstore or Amazon.
Oh, brilliant – that’s good to know, thanks! I’ll definitely give the free sample a look :) x