Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Stitches by David Small. (Grades 9+)
Full disclosure: ARC provided by WW Norton & Co.

I honestly don't know that I have enough to say about this book to warrant a full review, but I want you to know about this book, so I'm calling this book buzz.

Here's the blurb I wrote for my LibraryThing:

This is an intense and disturbing graphic novel memoir of David Small's childhood in a household so stifling that he literally lost his voice for years. When David was a teenager, he underwent surgery to purportedly remove a cyst from his throat. The horrible truth about his surgery wouldn't come out until years later. Creepy and gripping and brilliant and utterly brave, this is a story that shouldn't be missed.

I first heard about this title when the book trailer was featured on A Fuse #8 Production. Have a look (be aware that it contains spoilers):

And I'm going to point you over to Travis's Toon Review.

Consider yourself in the know. Put Stitches on your TBR list. It'll be on shelves September 8.