15 July 2011

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Paige Turner (yup, her parents are writers; no pressure) is missing the natural beauty of her Virginia home and isn't immediately digging the craziness of her new New York City lifestyle.  Her parents are concerned that she's having trouble adjusting to the new environment, but Paige really just wants to be left alone. Armed with her sketchbook, she begins to follow her own rules for survival, starting with an actual social life.  And luckily there is a small group of independent-thinking friends willing to take her under its wing.

The story and illustrations found within the pages of this graphic novel are absolutely gorgeous.  Getting to know Paige is a pleasure, and the inspiration to find your own way within your unique circumstances is unmistakably endearing.  Recommended to all readers, young and old, artist, writer, and observer.

Reviewed by kate the librarian.

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