Little Fish: A Memoir From a Different Kind of Year by Ramsey Beyer

Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year
I haven't read a graphic novel/ comic book for a very long time  but Little Fish is something quite different.  For one its an autobiography.  Ramsey Beyer chronicles her first year of college in Baltimore, living far away from her small hometown in Michigan.  It's a young woman's journey into discovering who she is and how big the world is outside of her safe environment, crafted by way of drawings and artful notes.  Initially, it looks very simple almost plain even in the storytelling however as you keep reading you noticed the way each zine, graphic, note enhances the tale being told directly to the reader.
It is a story within the art, simple yet charming, captivating and heartwarming.  A different reading experience that most can appreciate and enjoy.
By the end of the book, I was so invested in her story that I wanted to learn more about her experiences. A coming of age novel that feels like the person is definitely living it.

Book Summary: 
Told through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student. Written in an autobiographical style with beautiful artwork, Little Fish shows the challenges of being a young person facing the world on her own for the very first time and the unease—as well as excitement—that comes along with that challenge.

Genre: Biography, Graphic Novel/Comic Book, Non Fiction
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Zest Books
Rating:♨♨♨♨ 4 of 5 

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