The illustration style is very appealing, and I especially like the color palette. It's interesting that in the book, the main character is also working on a graphic novel, and we get to see a little of that style as well. Using writing as an escape from reality is almost as good as using reading! (Or, some would say, better!)
Friend drama and family drama are always big draws, especially for graphic novels. It is good to see more books about how divorce affects families, since many more children have to deal with that than have to deal with the death of parents. Hand this one to readers who liked the depiction of shared parenting in Murphy's Dear Sweet Pea or Draper's Blended, or who enjoyed the creative energy of Barshaw's Ellie McDoodle series.