Blankets: An Illustrated Novel

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Named one of Time's top 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time!

"...A rarity: a first-love story so well remembered and honest that it reminds you what falling in love feels like. ...achingly beautiful." - Time magazine

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith. A profound and utterly beautiful work from Craig Thompson.

At 592 pages, Blankets may well be the single largest graphic novel ever published without being serialized first.

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Raw, emotional, exposed.... The thing about graphic novels is the imagery fills in the gaps that exist in the plot. The images give life and breath and more importantly space to the context that ... Read full review

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I am not one to normally enjoy reading, so I was not to thrilled when my Comic Book History Professor assigned us this reading. I am certainly glad he did though! It is a quick read despite its length. The first chapter starts out slow but the rest of the book is an attention grabber.


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