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Crushing

By Sophie Burrows

Product details

Age range
16 - 99
Grade range
11 - 11
Published By
Algonquin Young Readers
Number Of Pages
160
Publication Date
January 11, 2022
ISBN
9781643752396
ISBN Kindle
9781643752433

Crushing

By Sophie Burrows

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Description

She’s lonely and searching for connection. He’s lonely and afraid to reach out.

Life in the big city means being surrounded by connections—making them, missing them, and longing for them. But is finding someone else really the answer to their problems?

Crushing, the stunning debut graphic novel from Sophie Burrows, is a story told in silence; a story without words but bursting with meaning; a story about loneliness and love.

Achingly beautiful, quietly defiant, and full of subtle wit and wisdom, Crushing is a unique meditation on the human condition in the twenty-first century, and a timely examination of young adult life in an age of isolation.

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Review quotes

“An exquisitely painful portrait of loneliness, perfectly pitched for the current time of pandemic isolation . . . Visual genius . . . The desperate need for human touch, for human connection is beautifully evoked in the deceptively simple drawings . . . Every detail has been carefully thought out, providing the reader with a rich narrative experience. That this is a debut leaves one eager to see what Burrows’ next project will be.”
New York Journal of Books

“Poignant, timely … Burrows exhibits that deft cleverness throughout … . Burrows’ pencil drawings in mostly grays-to-blues enhanced with glowing reds produces a visually and emotionally nourishing feast. … Burrows’ memorable creation should resonate with singles of any age in search of connection.”
Booklist (starred review)

“A charming graphic novel debut . . . that recommends optimism and a wry sense of humor while acknowledging the ubiquity of loneliness.”
Publishers Weekly

“The accomplished pencil drawings with red highlights are eloquent and emotive, drawing readers in, conveying the personalities of the characters, and capturing the poignancy, dignity, drama, and humor of the everyday . . . Evocatively sketches a fine line between someday and happily-ever-after.”
Kirkus Reviews 

“A tender and real modern love story told via sad-sweet illustrations from the brilliant Sophie Burrows.”
—Matt Haig, author of The Midnight Library

“It's warm, it's funny—a subtle read, resting in the minor moments—the kebab shop visits, supermarkets, being curled up on the couch watching TV. More than words, Crushing is a feeling; a comforting, quiet feeling—just a really nice and relatable read for our times.”
The Skinny
 
“Portrays perfectly the feeling of metropolitan solitude while charged with a lingering sense of wonder.”
CulturAll
 
“Exquisitely drawn, full of quirky yet relatable little details to any urban dweller, and hopeful rather than hopeless, Crushing is a new kind of love story.”
Red Magazine
 
“Cute, whimsical and relatable … it’s a charmer.”
YADudeBooks
 
“Eloquently told … poignant.”
Youth Services Book Review

 

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Product details

Age range
16 - 99
Grade range
11 - 11
Published By
Algonquin Young Readers
Number Of Pages
160
Publication Date
January 11, 2022
ISBN
9781643752396
ISBN Kindle
9781643752433

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