The Dark Matter of Mona Starr (Paperback)

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Description


A bold and original YA graphic novel about one teen’s battle to understand her mental illness—and find her creative genius
 
Sometimes, the world is too much for Mona Starr. She’s sweet, geeky, and creative, but it’s hard for her to make friends and connect with other people, and her depression seems to take on a vivid, concrete form. She calls it her Matter. 
 
The Matter seems to be everywhere, telling Mona she’s not good enough and that everyone around her wishes she’d go away. But with therapy, art, writing, and the persistence of a few good friends, Mona starts to understand her Matter and how she can turn her fears into strengths. 
 
Heartfelt, emotionally vulnerable, and visually stunning, The Dark Matter of Mona Starris a story about battling your inner doubts and fears—and finding your creative genius.

 

About the Author


Laura Lee Gulledge is the author of the graphic novels Will & Whit and Page by Paige, which was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award. She is also a teaching artist as seen through her interactive book Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Visit her online at whoislauralee.com.

Praise For…


"Introspective, honest, and hopeful, this is a realistic look at the impacts of mental illness that so many youth experience." 

— Booklist

**STARRED REVIEW**
"This immersive portrayal of a sensitive teen learning to live with mental illness will earn nods of recognition from readers coping with anxiety or depression but will also resonate with young people facing any fear."

— School Library Journal

"Quietly arresting and ultimately empowering."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Critically normalizes self-care as its protagonist learns to become vulnerable and advocate for herself and her needs."

— Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419742002
ISBN-10: 1419742000
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 192