Thursday, May 4, 2017

Graphic Novel Review: "It's All Absolutely Fine" by Ruby Elliot

This is a book I first heard about on Litsy...  I love Litsy but it really isn't doing me any favors in terms of my TBR piles!  I'm thankful for this recommendation as I think it is a book that could be overlooked when it really shouldn't be.

In this book, the author takes an honest approach to talking about the mental illnesses that she has lived with her entire life.  She's still in her early twenties, so this is something that she is still very much learning about and working on, but she's making progress.  She shares what she has learned and what has helped her thus far.  This is not a comprehensive examination nor is it suggested that everything in here will work for somebody else.  But it is a place to start a conversation - with loved ones or within yourself.

The artwork is understandably dark, but helps keep the reader from falling into a pit of despair themselves.  I've seen comparisons to Hyperbole and a Half (a book I loved), and I do see those comparisons, but think that Brosh was a little better with keeping a lighter edge to her story.

*****
It's All Absolutely Fine
by Ruby Elliot
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2017
256 pages
Source:  Library
*****

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1 comment:

Carole said...

Hi Sarah, this looks like a goodie. Please bring this over to Books You Loved: May. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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