Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The New Girl by Kid Toussaint - ADVISABLE

The New Girl (Elles #1)
by Kid Toussaint
, 90 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Le Lombard (Europe Comics), 2021. $9.

Language: PG (1 swear, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G



Being the new girl isn’t always easy, but Elle made friends and things have been going well -- until the stress starts to break her facade. With pressure from school, family, and a friend trying to break out of the friend zone, Elle stops being herself and her inner personalities start to front.

I like how Toussaint opens the conversation for mental illness, whether or not he means to focus on one that reminds me of DID. The emotion of Elle’s story, accompanied by Stokart’s bold illustrations, is potent -- both the emotion and the illustrations were easily my favorite parts of reading this book. With a cliffhanger ending, I’m ready to find out what happens to all the Elles.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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