Osborne, Melissa Jane The Wendy Project, 91 pgs. Emetcomics, 2016. $12.99. Language: PG (two swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. Graphic Novel.
The Wendy Project is loosely based on the Peter Pan story. When Wendy loses her little brother, Michael, in a car accident, she is convinced that he has been taken away by Peter Pan. The lines between modern day high school and fantasy blur as Wendy tries to find a way to Michael and thinks she sees Neverland characters at school. Wendy’s therapist has her write down her thoughts in a book. The reader is left to determine whether Neverland really exists or is a coping mechanism.
The book has a great idea as it takes on dealing with grief and loss, but it was a confusing read. The reader is left to draw a lot of inferences on their own, which may be great for a support group, but difficult as an individual read.
MS/HS-OPTIONAL. Michelle in the Middle