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Nicolas

by Pascal Girard

Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly

Format: Softcover, 5x8, black & white, $9.95

ISBN: 978-1-897299-71-5

Reviewed by: School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up
Simple black-and-white drawings explore the author's life after the childhood death of his younger brother. Through short installments, Girard explores his process of grieving from his own childhood through his young adult years. While some of the stories are powerful with profound words, others offer a welcome and credible laugh when humorous episodes are recounted. This book is a pearl for teenagers who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Its brevity will appeal to reluctant readers, but it is fully developed and will engage more sophisticated readers as well.
–Gregory Lum, JesuitHigh School, Portland, OR