November 13, 2018

Lost Soul, Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash

Cover Art Courtesy of Goodreads
This is the first graphic novel ARC I've ever received, and the black and white threw me a little bit. I had to keep reminding myself that the final version would be in color, and keep trying to imagine what the color palette would be. Lost Soul, Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash is a graphic novel that acts as a pseudo-memoir and follows Maggie as the main character. When Maggie's cat Tommi goes missing in their own home, Maggie goes in search of her, only to find a ghost boy instead. Who is he, and what does he want? 

This book touched on a lot, and I mean a lot, of hard hitting subjects, including eating disorders, physical abuse, and sexual assault. It also focuses very heavily on Maggie's relationship with her parents. There was some LGBTQ+ representation, which I did enjoy, but overall this story seemed like a hodge-podge of topics thrown together. 

Unfortunately I did not like this story. It made no sense, and aside from maybe 10 panels, I didn't really see the point. I also did not like the art style, because like the story, it seemed rushed and thrown together. There was also a scene that seemed to make fun of a Chinese accent and that really rubbed me the wrong way.

I have not read Maggie's other book, Honor Girl, so I don't know if it's like this one or not. Personally, I don't understand the point of calling a book a memoir then saying at the end that only parts of it were accurate representation. Luckily this was a quick read, so I didn't waste too much time on it.

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Thanks to Candlewick Press for sending me an ARC of this read! Lost Soul, Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash is out now!

10 comments:

Christina Loeffler said...

Sorry this one wasn't a win for you but it's a wonderful and honest review!

DJ Sakata said...

Yikes - sounds like a hard pass - thanx for your honest review. I appreciate these.

Sierra Winfield said...

Sorry it wasn't a win for you. It sounds interesting though

Unknown said...

Wonderful honest review. I hope that your next read is a great one.

Bewitched Reader Book Blog said...

I appreciate your honest review. I've never read a graphic novel but im always tempted.

Robin Loves Reading said...

I truly appreciate your honesty. Very tough subjects in the form of a graphic novel.

Lovely Audiobooks said...

It's difficult to write negative reviews. It's great that you did it anyway! I hope your next read will work out better again :-)

Amanda McGill said...

Great honest review! Too bad you didn't enjoy it.

Melissa's Fandom World said...

Thanks for your honest review! Too bad to hear you didn't like it! I don't think this is a book I'd pick up myself anyway but the review has made it certain that it probably isn't my kind of read haha.

Whispering Stories said...

Gosh, sorry this book didn't work out. To be honest I'm not keen on that cover either. Great review.