Will & Whit

by Gulledge, Laura Lee,

Format: Print Book 2013.
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 17 copies
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Summary
Wilhelmina "Will" Huxstep is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. As she wraps up another summer in her mountain town, she longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends, Autumn, Noel, and Reese. Little does she know that she will get her wish in the form of an arts carnival and a blackout, courtesy of a hurricane named Whitney, which forces Will to face her fear of darkness.
Laura Lee Gulledge's signature visual metaphors will be on full display in this all-new graphic novel, a moving look at shedding light on the dark corners of life.

Praise for Will & Whit
STARRED REVIEW
"This sophomore offering shines as bright as the lamps Will surrounds herself with... Quirky, clever and insightful."
-- Kirkus Reviews , starred review

"Gulledge creates engaging characters (especially Reese, Noel's precocious younger sister), and draws them with believable expressiveness... Gulledge's values are wholesome, and her energy is up-to-the minute fresh."
-- Publishers Weekly

"The most striking feature about Gulledge's second graphic novel is the organic nature of the layouts. Action and dialogue flow smoothly from panel to panel, barely acknowledging their confines. Thick, sumptuous lines separate characters from richly detailed backgrounds, and this is all done in black and white. Gulledge populates her story with unique and likable characters who relate easily and naturally to one another."
-- School Library Journal

"Across the reaches of YA-targeted media, it's rare to find a work with such a relentlessly upbeat tone and sense of uncompromising positivity as those found in this graphic novel."
-- Booklist

"The shape and pacing of panels expertly capture the narrative's to≠ occasionally the panels disappear altogether, giving the images a dreamy feel. Eloquent pointillist shadows reveal Will's emotions--especially her fears and insecurities--and her expansive imagination."
-- HornBook

"Rendered in black and white panels, this graphic novel provides a surprisingly light-hearted story with a strong emotional core. Detailed backgrounds draw the reader into the scene, while the mixture of group shots and individual faces guides the narrative through social and introspective moments."
-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Willhemena learns to deal with the shadows from her past and take a big step toward adulthood. This is a satisfying coming-of-age story with a good plot and strong images."
-- Library Media Connection

Award
YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens List 2014 (Top Ten Title)
Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel 2014 list
Kirkus Best Book of 2013
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Across the reaches of YA-targeted media, it's rare to find a work with such a relentlessly upbeat tone and sense of uncompromising positivity as those found in this graphic novel. As with her Eisner-nominated debut, Page by Paige (2011), Gulledge uses relationships, dialogue, font choice, and, most significantly, the bold lines of her figures and solid, forthright faces of her characters to fuel a world suffused with sunshine (though she uses the image of her protagonist's shadow to compelling effect, too). This is all the more remarkable given the story, in which Wilhelmina Huckstep faces the recent death of her parents, an abiding fear of the dark, and a storm headed for her small town. Though the storm causes a blackout, Will and her friends bond with a group of visiting performers. As troubles both romantic and personal come to a head, Gulledge's dialogue can occasionally feel saccharine and stilted, but the situations and emotions are all highly teen-relevant and hope is never less than a palpable presence.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "There are three things to know about 16-year-old Willhemena Huckstep: she always describes people by saying there are three things you should know about them, she's smart and funny, and something has made her afraid of the dark. Fortunately, some quirky friends-Autumn, who makes puppets, and Noel, who's secretly in love with Autumn-and the diversions of tropical storm Whitney and a community art event offer Will the support she needs. Gulledge (Page by Paige) creates engaging characters (especially Reese, Noel's precocious younger sister), and draws them with believable expressiveness. The shadows that haunt Will are visible to readers and drop plenty of hints about her story, like the gray image of a destroyed car that appears as the shadow of an ordinary one as Will cycles by. Trauma and creativity, strength in community, and truth-telling are all thoughtfully examined, and the jokes are good, too: "This cookie's ruined!" Autumn announces to Noel. "Someone licked it," she says, licking it. "How tragic!" Gulledge's values are wholesome, and her energy is up-to-the-minute fresh. Ages 12-up. Agent: Daniel Lazar, Writers House. (May)? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenage girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High schools -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Amulet Books,2013.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781419705465 (pbk.)
1419705466 (pbk.)
9781419705472 (hardcover)
1419705474 (hardcover)
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