I just got word back from Candlewick Press that MWD has received a “starred review” from Kirkus Reviews (applause sign). I was thrilled to read the positive review and after some research realized that this is kind of a big deal. I’m not sure if this means MWD will be universally loved but it’s definitely not going to be universally panned, so break out the champagne and let’s celebrate. I’ve copied my favorite pull quote below my dear reader(s).
“A gritty, hard-hitting, and honest portrayal of one young woman’s difficult journey to putting the pieces of her life back together after serving in the Iraq War… A nuanced and skillfully composed snapshot of one woman’s postwar struggle to live. (Graphic novel. 14 & up)”
Hey, that sounds like a pretty good book, eh? Click here for the full review.
So, more to come, I hope. Until then, I’m going to bask in this small victory.