Waves – Ingrid Chabbert & Carole Maurell

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  • Title: Waves
  • Author: Ingrid Chabbert
  • Illustrator: Carole Maurell
  • Pages: 96
  • Publication Date: 7 may, 2019
  • Publisher: Archaia
  • Rating:

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I received an eARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

I really don’t know how to properly describe how beautiful this graphic novel is. The art is so sweet and it fits the heartbreaking story incredibly well.

And the story truly is heartbreaking. It is based on the authors own experiences with her partner, and shows their story of losing a child and depression. I tried not to cry, but that attempt turned into a huge fail as I ended up breaking into tears not even halfway through the story. This did make me smile too, though. A sad, teary smile, but a smile nevertheless (the relationship between the main character and her partner was so sweet and supportive, how could I not smile at that?).

I want to recommend this (and I definitely will), but at the same time I want to warn those who want to read this beautiful graphic novel. You will cry, and it will break your hearth.

But despite all the tears this was still an enjoyable read – Well enjoyable really isn’t the right word, this story was too sad for that, but it is most definitely worth reading.

Really, I can’t find a better word to describe this story than beautiful.

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