ARC Review: Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

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Date Started: 2/23/19

Date Finished: 2/23/19

Publication Date: 4/17/19

Genre: Graphic Novel

Rating: 5/5

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Thoughts:

*I received a free e-copy of this book via Netgalley*

Lately, I’ve been getting more and more into graphic novels, as they allow a busy college student like myself to read a lot in a short time. They’re typically short, easy reads. Pilu of the Woods was just that, but it was also quite impactful and would be perfect for children and adults alike.

The graphic novel tells the story of a girl named Willow, who struggles with keeping her negative emotions in check. One day, after getting angry, she retreats to the woods near her house and meets a lost tree spirit named Pilu, who also has similar struggles. The two become friends as Willow guides Pilu home. As the story progresses, we learn more about the two characters and really get a feel for their unique emotions and situations. It’s really a touching, heartwarming story that actually had me shedding a few tears by the end.

Part of what makes this such a lovely graphic novel is the art. The colors were beautiful, with a lot of natural colors that fit the theme of the book. The art itself reminds me of gorgeous woodblock prints! I really enjoyed taking in the beauty of the woods. One of my favorite drawings in the novel was that of the Willow’s “monsters.” You’ll know what I mean when I see them.

All in all, I really enjoyed this heartwarming exploration of family and emotions. When the art and storyline come together, it forms a truly lovely graphic novel. Pilu of the Woods was a short but beautiful story, and I would recommend it to anyone. The whole family could enjoy it.


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