• Graphic Novel Review

    Crushing

    My Review: Crushing is such a lovely graphic novel, a short and sweet story that cured my dour mood. The story revolves around two youths living in a bustling city, both are terribly lonely despite all of the noise and people around them. Both characters struggle to keep their chins up and search earnestly for companionship, which felt so hopeful. I greatly enjoyed the simplicity of this little graphic novel. It features a soft, minimalist art style lit up with warm reds against the drab blues and greys. So much is conveyed about the characters without a single line of dialogue, a great feat on the part of the author.…

  • Book Review

    Goblin Market

    My Thoughts My goodness, what a beautiful and surprising poem this is. The Goblin Market is a classic poem filled to the brim with enchanting rhymes and fairytale-like imagery. It tells the story of a pair of sisters as they encounter goblin men selling fruit. The story is a clear allegory about temptation and has a strong moral lesson about the value and strength of a sister. “For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands.” This poem has been…