Friday, March 9, 2012

Blankets by Craig Thompson

"How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface.  To make a map of my movement-no matter how temporary."

This graphic novels tell the coming-of-age story of a boy named Craig growing up in Wisconsin.  Throughout the book, he struggles with family, religion, belonging, and his first love.

I normally don't read too many graphic novels, but this was chosen for a book club and I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  Many of the themes of the story are the the same ones that young adults struggle with on a daily basis.  It was very realistic and I loved the drawings.

This was one of my favorites:

This book was #9 on my top ten list of 2012.

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