My friend Jeff recommended this graphic novel (among countless other accolades it received) a few years ago; my own library, surprisingly, had it among the juvenile fictions. An autobiographical(?) novelization of first love and the process of growing up, abandoning/adapting one’s faith, making sense of what’s good and what’s not in life, exorcising one’s demons, etc. etc. It *is* a remarkable achievement — the deep look at the past that was no doubt required is commendable in itself — but felt a little unfinished. I reserve the right to change my mind about that in the future.