PAGE BY PAIGE
BY LAURA LEE GULLEDGE
PURPLE TREE BOOKS REVIEW: Gulledge’s graphic novel is a unique and insightful portrayal of a young woman’s internal dialog and coming of age story that is a fantastic read! Paige has just moved to New York City with her family and hasn’t quite been able to adjust to her new surroundings. The moving away from everything familiar, going to a new school, and finding new friends while trying to find out who she really is inside and letting it show are all part of the large and scary step she is forced to take. Paige is able to work toward overcoming these milestones by finding an outlet for her unique drawing ability through which she details how she makes the effort to follow her new monthly rules that draw her out of her own introverted shell to find her real self and to let it show.
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BOOK SUMMARY: Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she’s having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige’s honest, heartfelt story.
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