Lost At Sea
Raleigh doesn't have a soul. A cat stole it - or at least that's what she tells people - or at least that's what she would tell people if she told people anything. But that would mean talking to people, and the mere thought of social interaction is terrifying. How did such a shy teenage girl end... show more
Raleigh doesn't have a soul. A cat stole it - or at least that's what she tells people - or at least that's what she would tell people if she told people anything. But that would mean talking to people, and the mere thought of social interaction is terrifying. How did such a shy teenage girl end up in a car with three of her hooligan classmates on a cross-country road trip? Being forced to interact with kids her own age is a new and alarming proposition for Raleigh, but maybe it's just what she needs - or maybe it can help her find what she needs - or maybe it can help her to realize that what she needs has been with her all along.
Publish date: May 3rd 2005
Publisher: Oni Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
I wish I knew a high schooler I could give this book to. The whole time I was (re)reading it I just kept wishing I'd had it when I was 15 because I probably would have really liked it then and I'd have nostalgic feelings about it reading now in my 20s. As it is though, I'm not in high school anymore...
This is such a weirdly relatable graphic novel. When I started reading, I wasn't so sure. The narration is very jumpy and mixed stream of consciousness. But once it got going, I really related to the main character and got into the story. A fantastic piece that is very versatile to most audiences.
I found this even more depressing partly due to the fact that there were extra stories at the end. This is just kinda a weird mish-mash of existentialism and fantasy elements and a road trip. Add to that the ableism and throwing around pretty awful terms for no good reason, and I didn't like t...
It seems like this is that to me. A lot of the same themes - success, and stunted success, stunted emotional growth, exes who traumatize characters by leaving or separating somehow - are all explored in both Lost at Sea and the Scott Pilgrim series. However, Pilgrim is clearly a mix of real l...
I can't tell if I like this book on its own merit or if I like it because it lines up so perfectly with some of the moments in my life that make a strange fragile cobweb of memory and emotion that I guard jealously. Raleigh, the main character, is fresh off of one of those experiences and realizing ...