Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)
I have read nearly everything Raina Telgemeier has ever written and was anxiously awaiting her latest, Guts. I was not disappointed. The semi-autobiographical graphic novel delves into the medical issues she had as a teenager. After going from doctor to doctor, Raina finally receives advice that it might be a mental illness, rather than a physical one. She begins to see a therapist who helps Raina take some control of her myriad fears. Telgemeier’s illustrations leap off the page and will have you devouring the story. At times thoughtful and emotional, at times charming and funny, Guts is a fantastic addition to Telgemeier’s oeuvre.
Available through the Bridges Library System