Title: The Impostor's Daughter
Author: Laurie Sandell
Genre: memoir, graphic novel
A month or so ago the publishers, Little, Brown sent me a copy of this interesting story. I've been slacking. I read it right away, but I've been dealing with school starting up and just being plain to lazy to blog. But this does deserve to be talked about.
I had no idea what to expect. Honestly, I wasn't even aware that it was a memoir. The title is interesting in that mystery and or romance sort of way. Then I flipped through it....expecting to see print. Nope, pictures. At this point I was a bit thrown off. I don't have a good track record with graphic novels. My brain just doesn't focus on the important details and misses things. I just don't get them.....usually.
The art of this book is done in what seems to be a more like a comic strip than graphic novel. I'm good with this. There isn't a lot of detail, in the pictures or the words, but there is never any doubt as to the emotions of the author or her father.
Most of the story is actually about the author's father and the stories / lies he told her...that he told everyone. Through her search for the truth, the reader discovers who Laurie Sandell really is. I had a lot of fun reading this book; both the story and the illustrations were engaging. I'm so glad I gave this one a chance.
Plus, on the tactile side, the pages and cover are made out of a nice, thick paper that just feels good in your hands. Ya know....if you notice that kind of thing. :)
Read it when you get a chance.