There's fun references that older readers will get, like Harvest Moon 64, and Cornelia Funke's Inkheart. Age-wise, though, this seems to be targeted at late-elementary school and middle school. Sometimes graphic-novels manage to be accessible to a wide rage of audiences but this one is geared very young, in my opinion, and it feels young, even though the book tackles some pretty tough subjects that will probably really appeal to its audience.
Overall, I liked it but didn't love it. I actually didn't realize it was a memoir until I got to the last page and found myself thinking, "Wow, that doesn't really offer a lot of closure." And then I saw the author's note and realized that it was based on the author's own life. It still ends pretty abruptly though, and doesn't really feel like a "neat" ending.
Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!
3 out of 5 stars
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