Tori has never lived in just one world.
Since her parents' divorce, she's lived in both her mom's house and her dad's new apartment. And in both places, no matter how hard she tries, her family still treats her like a little kid. Then there's school, where friendships old and new are starting to feel more and more out of her hands.
Thankfully, she has books-and writing. And now the stories she makes up in her head just might save her when everything else around her—friendships, school, family—is falling apart.
Author Tori Sharp takes us with her on a journey through the many commonplace but complex issues of fractured families, as well as the beautiful fantasy narrative that helps her cope, gorgeously illustrated and full of magic, fairies, witches and lost and found friendships.
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.