Winter Town

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dec 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
25 Reviews
Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.
Can opposites attract? Or does growing up mean having to grow apart?

Told from two perspectives, this funny and honest novel by Stephen Emond (Happyface) is a unique combination of text, comic strips, and art. It's an indie movie in a book, perfect for the inner outcast and lovelorn nerd in us all.

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I also, really enjoyed the cover art! - Goodreads
And...I didn't really like the ending segments. - Goodreads
Not that the writing couldn't stand on its own. - Goodreads
There are setting pictures every chapter. - Goodreads
You even get illustrations of the two main characters. - Goodreads
The illustrations were okay. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Evan and Lucy have been best friends since birth. When Lucy's parents divorced, she moved away and now only visits once a year around Christmas. The book opens with the end of one of her visits and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leanne - Goodreads

I originally chose this book because of its hybrid genre (novel/graphic novel). This book had complete pages full of words, but every once in awhile included pictures and comics, much like Sherman ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Stephen Emond is the creator of Emo Boy, which ran for twelve issues and two collections with Slave Labor Graphics. He also won a national contest for his comic strip series Steverino, which ran for several years in his local Connecticut newspaper. His first novel, Happyface, was published in March 2010. You can find him at

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