Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge
I fell in love with Laura Lee Gulledge’s first graphic novel Page by Paige. The book spoke to me on so many different levels. As such, I eagerly awaited more material from her.
The title and cover art might lead you to believe that this is a romantic tale but it really isn’t. It’s a coming of age story about a teenage girl named WIlhelma. Everyone calls her Will though. Her passion is creating all sorts of lamps out of found objects. She is really good at it too.
And Whit isn’t even a person. It’s a hurricane that causes a blackout and forces Will to confront the shadows she had been dealing with secretly for close to a year.
This book is absolutely perfect. As I read it, I envisioned an animated series. I would love to see these characters spring to life beyond the pages of this great book.
This was the last book I read in 2013 and a great way to cap off a year of reading. It turns out that I read 61 books last year. The year before I read just a few more, 65. I wonder how many books I read this year.