Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blankets is an autobiographical graphic novel and came pretty highly recommended. I can honestly see why. This is a beautifully drawn, painfully honest, sweet novel of growing up and falling in love for the first time.

Growing up in an Evangelical Christian family, Thompson depicts his childhood as somewhat scary (at least the dad was a little scary to me) and troubled. Constantly picked on and forced to share a bed with his little brother, Thompson turned to Christianity early on.

At church camp, he meets Riana and they soon fall in love. We witness their 2 weeks together at Riana's and see how heartbreaking first loves can be.

Thompson moves on to the city after finding out first loves don't last forever.

This is an incredibly sweet book and well worth reading.
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