Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Wendy Project
author: Melissa Jane Osborne
average rating: 4.03
book published: 2017
read at: 2017/07/20
date added: 2017/07/20
'The Wendy Project' by Melissa Jane Osborne with illustrations by Veronica Fish is a story about loss and grief. I found it to be beautiful and moving.
When Wendy crashes her car into the lake, her two younger brothers, Michael and John, are in the back seat. Michael can't be found, and Wendy thinks he is still alive and lost. Wendy finds herself with a therapist who wants her to keep a journal. She also finds herself getting in to trouble at school and with a boy. Will she find Michael?
The names of the kids are no accident as Peter Pan is heavily involved in the story. The art is mostly black and white with clever uses of color. The art is free flowing and feels like sketching done in one sitting.
I absolutely loved this story. Grief has it's stages. This story is about denial as well as forgiving yourself. The story tells it so well, that you don't even realize it as you are reading.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Super Genius, Papercutz, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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