Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This was fascinating. I had already read an excerpt recently and anticipated the story but it was even better than I thought it would be. It's an amazing story and it lent itself very well to the graphic novel format. Sandell's story is truly a page-turner because she chronicles her childhood (with lots of saved artwork from her younger days)and segues into her adult life while reflecting on the veracity of stories her father told her over the years about his life. Only to discover that very few of them were true. How devastating this must have been for her, I can't imagine, but she channeled it into this wonderful book to her credit and got on with her life.