Today’s book is Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting, by Jenn St-Onge and Justine Prado. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 🙂
Length: 128 pages
Publisher: Emet Comics
Released: January 15th, 2017
Fresh out of art school and creatively unfulfilled, Molly is stuck in the suburbs with her parents and their cat, Pishi. When she is offered an opportunity to cat sit, she sees it as a way to get closer to her friends who live in the Los Angeles Arts District while fulfilling her dream of making a living as an artist.
My first graphic novel – what a lovely one to start with. <3 I have no complaints.
Seriously, the artwork in Finding Molly is gorgeous – bold and colorful and so detailed you’ll want to pore over each page, even after you’ve read the story. The characters brim with personality even in such a short read, and as for Molly herself, damn. What an awesome YA heroine! Her passion for her art and her struggles with confidence really hit home (speaking as someone who spent a fair portion of her teenage years cranking out snobby philosophical poetry – I’ve mellowed out since).
Jokes aside, I have a feeling Molly will resonate with every creative type. Her story is sweet but not cloying, with an uplifting message that makes it a fantastic read for any young (or not-so-young) artist. 🙂