Winter Town

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dec 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
11 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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User Review  - 68papyrus - LibraryThing

This book is a gem! Evan is a high school senior who plays by the rules his parents have dictated to him. Lucy, his friend since childhood, is much more of a free spirit but they balance each other ... Read full review

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User Review  - akmargie - LibraryThing

I liked the narrative/comic/illustrated hybrid in the book. It added a whimsy to the story that could have become weighted down with angst and emo. Evan and Lucy were solid enough characters although ... 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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