Book Genre: Graphic Novel, Comic, Humor
Book Series: Sarah’s Scribbles #3
Released: 3/27/18 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 112 Price: $14.99 Paperback
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.
I’ve read this author’s first book in this ‘series’ but somehow managed to miss the second book when it was on Net Galley. When this one popped up I decided to give it a shot since I have enjoyed her work before. I was expecting a compilation of her latest work but was delighted to find more within the pages of the book.
There is, of course, some charming and witty comics where Ms. Andersen captures perfectly how many of us feel about the world, online and off. I found myself repeatedly thinking that is exactly how I feel or that was such a great observation. I chuckled as I turned the pages until I reached the second part of the book where Ms. Andersen gives us a pep talk on how to survive this vicious online world that we all must learn to navigate. She was coming from the area of an artist who must put themselves out there and become vulnerable to attack from all the negativity that makes up much of the online world. I, however, believe her point and words of wisdom could apply to just about anyone that has felt the negative impact of too much social media.
This was a particularly timely read for me as I am currently struggling with how to deal negative interaction online and the desire to just give it up completely. I’ll definitely take her advice to heart at the end. This little book was a great read that not only entertained but made me think. I recommend.
My Rating: 5 Stars