Synopses & Reviews
An evocative graphic novel about a boy growing out of childhood
Dean and his friends have created an entire world in the woods behind their suburban housing development. In their army fantasy, they're at war, and Dean is the daring captain leading his troops through episodes of intrigue and danger.
But no fantasy can last forever. A run-in with a homeless man in the woods snaps the boys back to reality, and little by little the real world pervades their imagined universe and drives them apart.
Award-winning illustrator Kevin C. Pyle makes the popular graphic novel format accessible to middle-grade readers in this skillfully drawn and candidly written book. Blindspot tells the story of one boy's transition from childhood to adolescence in a way that will appeal to children and adults alike.
"With this graphic novel, Kevin Pyle has eloquently mapped out the line between youth and adulthood. He captures pivotal moments of transformation through pitch-perfect dialogue and surprising graphic inventions. Blindspot is everything that is great and unique about this art form." --Peter Kuper, author/artist of Sticks and Stones
About the Author
Kevin C. Pyle's work has appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. His docu-comic, Lab U.S.A., won a Silver Medal for Sequential Art from the Society of Illustrators. Kevin lives in New Jersey, not quite as close to the woods as he would like.