The Wendy Project

The Wendy Project

Graphic Novel - 2017
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"A young girl finds her way through grief in this stunning graphic novel twist on Peter Pan. 16-year-old Wendy Davies crashes her car into a lake on a late summer night in New England with her two younger brothers, John and Michael in the backseat. With Michael missing, Wendy struggles to negotiate fantasy and reality as students and adults around her resemble characters from Neverland. Given a sketcbook by her therapist, Wendy starts to draw 'The Wendy Project'"--Back cover
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Emet Comics, [2017]
New York : Super Genius, an imprint of Papercutz, [2017]
ISBN: 9781629917696
Branch Call Number: YGN Osbo
Characteristics: 92 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

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Thegiver Sep 12, 2017

After losing her brother Michael, Wendy's therapist suggests drawing as a coping skill. I liked how the illustrations transitioned from black & white to color reflecting on her emotions and how those feelings morphed into her version of the story of Peter Pan. Well done lesson on how one's creativity can help deal with loss and grief.

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badwolf82
Aug 28, 2017

A beautiful and interesting take on the well known Peter Pan tale. It brings a modern and a bit of a dark and tragic take to the well-known story with Wendy dealing with the tragic death of her younger brother. This creates a story centered on loss and grieg rather than childhood and make believe. I do wish the story was a bit longer to allow for some more development of characters and relationships and to explore the blending of the Peter Pan elements more. Over all though, an excellent graphic novel.

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Aug 10, 2017

olive_camel_47 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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