Morgan Kwon keeps her life in boxes: family troubles here, social life there, and a future where she’s free to be herself in the distance. Things start to change when a mysterious girl from the sea splashes into her life and helps her realize that you don’t have to wait to be yourself. Beautifully illustrated, this sweet graphic novel of first love and self-acceptance is the perfect addition to a summer bookshelf. Recommended By Sarah R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the author of The Witch Boy trilogy comes a graphic novel about family, romance, and first love.
Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She's desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends...who don't understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan's biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl.
Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn't seem so stifling anymore.
But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface...whether Morgan is ready or not.
“[An] endearing and often funny graphic novel….Ostertag's (the Witch Boy series) artistically and textually strong characters are easy to root for, from their witty text exchanges to their contemporary fashions and layered emotions.” Publishers Weekly
“Morgan and Keltie’s mutual attraction is adorable, and their cute, happy kisses and cuddles are sure to elicit joy.” Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Molly Knox Ostertag is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novels The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch and the illustrator of several projects for older readers, including the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist and Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn. She grew up in the forests of upstate New York and graduated in 2014 from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her girlfriend and several pets. Visit her online at mollyostertag.com.