Big Kids

Big Kids

Book - 2016
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The debut graphic novel from a dazzling newcomer with a singular, idiosyncratic style. Big Kids is simultaneously Michael DeForge's most straightforward narrative and his most complex work to date. It follows a troubled teenage boy through the transformative years of high school as he redefines his friends, his interests, and his life path. When the boy's uncle, a police officer, gets kicked out of the family's basement apartment and transferred to the countryside, April moves in. She's college student, mysterious and cool, and she quickly takes a shine to the boy. The boy's own interests quickly fade away: he stops engaging in casual sex, taking drugs, and testing the limits of socially acceptable (and legal) behavior. Instead, he hangs out with April and her friends, a bunch of highly evolved big kids who spend their days at the campus swimming pool. And slowly, the boy begins to change, too. Eerie and perfectly paced, DeForge's Big Kids muses on the complicated, and often contradictory, feelings people struggle with during adolescence, the choices we make to fit in, and the ways we survive times of change. Like Ant Colony and First Year Healthy, Big Kids is a testimony to the harshness and beauty of being alive.
Publisher: Montreal, Québec : Drawn & Quarterly, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781770462243
Characteristics: 96 unnumbered pages :,colour illustrations ;,16 cm.


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Jun 01, 2019

This is Trippy

sit_walk Mar 09, 2017

This is one of the strangest books I've ever read (in a good way). Surprising at every turn and completely engrossing.

Mephistopheles Apr 28, 2016

DeForge does it again. Probably the most interesting contemporary comics authors, a huge name of the digital age. This isn't really his first "graphic novel", unless they mean in print only (?), but it is a great addition to an already accomplished career.

Apr 25, 2016

Tiny print, usually on coloured background, makes it nearly impossible to read. Simple drawings, Fantasy themed narrative.

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sit_walk thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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