Comics & Graphic Novel

In: A Graphic Novel by Will McPhail

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I routinely choose to read graphic novels because I find them a unique experience (most of the time). They are quick and usually tackle a topic that a full-length work might incorporate.
This was no exception. I assumed it might be a sequence of panels, but it was, in fact, one entire narrative. We have Nick as our protagonist. The blurb pretty much lays out the whole story. I did not read the blurb completely before going in, a good thing in this case. I did not warm to Nick immediately. I realised the disconnect between him and the world shortly after. This made the growth arc that his life takes in the book’s duration all the more interesting to watch.
There is not much more that I can go into with regards to this work except to say that maybe it is not meant for children or too young children. This is due to the more graphic descriptions of Nick’s life, which may not be suitable. Otherwise, it works well in letting people introspect about their standing with the world around them and the conversations one has with the outside world at large.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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