Page by Paige /

by Gulledge, Laura Lee.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2011Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780810997219; 0810997215; 9780810997226 (pbk.) :; 0810997223 (pbk.).Title notes: $9.95 (YA) prolam 10-2011 (db)Other title: Page by page.Subject(s): Artists -- Comic books, strips, etc | Teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc | New York (N.Y.) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | Artists -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction | Graphic novels | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | Graphic novelsSummary: When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.
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Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she?s having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story.Praise for Page by Paige"Gulledge's b&w illustrations are simple but well-suited to their subject matter; the work as a whole is a good-natured, optimistic portrait of a young woman evolving toward adulthood." -Publishers Weekly "A sweet coming-of-age graphic novel about an artistic introvert. Paige's sketches are soft and expressive, and Gulledge does an admirable job of providing insight into Paige's musings, creating a very intimate ambiance for this well-fleshed-out character. The artist masterfully commands her piece, creating a cohesive and fluid work that cascade smoothly along. Teens are sure to relate to this wallflower who blooms--gloriously." -Kirkus Reviews "Gulledge has crafted a protagonist who's introspective with a capital I, and she conveys her character's thoughts and emotions in ways that are fresh but never feel forced. That same easy, organic quality is found in the book's design: the story panels and Paige's sketches blend and interact effortlessly. It all makes for a truly fresh coming-of-age--graphic--novel." -Horn Book "An elegant portrayal of the interactions of Paige's external and internal states." -Publishers Weekly

$9.95 (YA) prolam 10-2011 (db)

When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.

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A move from Virginia to Brooklyn has sixteen-year-old Paige questioning why she's perpetually cast in the role of the "quiet redhead who draws stuff." Determined to find the "laughing and screaming and scheming and daydreaming" side of herself, she purchases a new sketchbook: "I want to get to know this other me, but I don't know her well enough yet to be her all the time. So for now she'll only live on paper." As Paige opens up in her drawings -- pouring out her doubts and insecurities -- she slowly but surely begins to face them. Along the way, she makes new friends, confronts her perfectionist mother, and takes her art to the streets. Gulledge has crafted a protagonist who's introspective with a capital I, and she conveys her character's thoughts and emotions in ways that are fresh but never feel forced, (e.g., Paige refers to herself as "a redheaded island" and says she suffers from "Jane Eyre Complex: when a plain, ordinary girl hopes someone will notice her awesomeness and pluck her from obscurity"). That same easy, organic quality is found in the book's design: the story panels and Paige's sketches blend and interact effortlessly. It all makes for a truly fresh coming-of-age -- graphic -- novel. tanya d. auger (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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