Noemie is an exchange student from France living in the US. The plotline is pretty simple and uninvolved. Noemie meets a baker’s daughter, Anna, and attends art school. She also has some odd dreams involving Anna.
The text, although very simplified, has some French thrown in, which was a fun touch. However, I know absolutely no French, so I admit to just skimming over it. For those of you that do know even a bit of French, it is definitely a fun touch.
I didn’t like this book at all. I read it during the read-a-thon and I was glad to pick up a graphic novel to break up the monotony in the later hours, but I was ready for it to be over as soon as it began.
My biggest problem with this book was that it just did not have a cohesive plot. I finished it wondering what the point was, as it seemed like everything was just jumping around. The dream aspect was especially confusing to me and I just didn’t “get it”.
With a lot of graphic novels, the text takes a backseat to the images, and up until now I have been appreciative of that, but the text and plotline were so sparse that even the artwork couldn’t save this book for me. So yes, I am sorry to say there really wasn’t much about this book I enjoyed.
I borrowed this book from my local library.