SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
This quirky, narrative scrapbook gives readers a witty, honest look at what it means to be a teenager. Using mini-graphic novels, photos, sketches, and captions, The Isobel Journal offers a unique glimpse into the creative life of eighteen-year old IsobelMY TAKE:
Looking at this book, I realized that I wanted my high school journal to be a lot more like Isobel's.
The Isobel Journal Just a Northern Girl from Where Nothing Really Happens contains mostly the drawings made by Isobel, as well as some souvenirs like stamps and tickets.
There is very little text here. Most of the text seen in this book are captions for the drawings. Much like regular journals, also, the entries don't really flow from one to the next. It's just random thoughts by a girl about things she likes.
The thing about art is that, because taste is subjective, not everyone is going to like Isobel's style. Personally, I'm not too keen on her style of drawing people, but I do like her animal drawings. It's obvious a lot of effort went into this, and as it's a creative work, I can appreciate how difficult it must be to even come up with the whole thing.
Thanks to NetGalley and Switch Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Isobel Journal Just a Northern Girl from Where Nothing Really Happens is on August 1, 2014.
- It's a fun read.
- Isobel has some witty insights.
- The journal is pretty cool.
- Isobel's drawing style might not work for everyone.
I wish I ran more like a cute anime girl and less like Phoebe Buffay.READ IT IF:
- You like journals with lots of drawings.
- You're looking for ways to make your journal more interesting.
- You like reading witty captions.