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A gorgeous visual journey through one young woman's year of emotions--from the saturated highs of early summer to the grey isolation of late winter. Enter Manjit Thapp's world, where you'll find moods that change as quickly as the weather; the different shades of anxiety and hope that each new season brings; and the stages of joy and pain that fuel our growth. From the spar A gorgeous visual journey through one young woman's year of emotions--from the saturated highs of early summer to the grey isolation of late winter. Enter Manjit Thapp's world, where you'll find moods that change as quickly as the weather; the different shades of anxiety and hope that each new season brings; and the stages of joy and pain that fuel our growth. From the spark of possibility and jolt of creativity in High Summer, to the need for release from anxiety and pressure during Monsoon, to the desolation and numbness of Winter, Thapp implores us to consider the seasons of our own emotional journeys. Articulating and validating the range of feelings we all experience, this is a book that allows us to feel connected and comforted by the experiences that make us human.


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A gorgeous visual journey through one young woman's year of emotions--from the saturated highs of early summer to the grey isolation of late winter. Enter Manjit Thapp's world, where you'll find moods that change as quickly as the weather; the different shades of anxiety and hope that each new season brings; and the stages of joy and pain that fuel our growth. From the spar A gorgeous visual journey through one young woman's year of emotions--from the saturated highs of early summer to the grey isolation of late winter. Enter Manjit Thapp's world, where you'll find moods that change as quickly as the weather; the different shades of anxiety and hope that each new season brings; and the stages of joy and pain that fuel our growth. From the spark of possibility and jolt of creativity in High Summer, to the need for release from anxiety and pressure during Monsoon, to the desolation and numbness of Winter, Thapp implores us to consider the seasons of our own emotional journeys. Articulating and validating the range of feelings we all experience, this is a book that allows us to feel connected and comforted by the experiences that make us human.

30 review for Feelings: A Story in Seasons

  1. 5 out of 5

    jenny✨

    Simple, lush, and gorgeously illustrated: I pored over every page of this enchanting book. Prior to Feelings, I had only known of Manjit Thapp through the artwork she provided for Vivek Shraya’s The Subtweet. It’s without a doubt one of the most beautiful (and memorable) covers I’ve ever seen: So when I found out Thapp was releasing her own book—“a visual journey through one young woman's year of emotions”—I was so, so excited. Feelings balances natural imagery and illustrations of technology; In Simple, lush, and gorgeously illustrated: I pored over every page of this enchanting book. Prior to Feelings, I had only known of Manjit Thapp through the artwork she provided for Vivek Shraya’s The Subtweet. It’s without a doubt one of the most beautiful (and memorable) covers I’ve ever seen: So when I found out Thapp was releasing her own book—“a visual journey through one young woman's year of emotions”—I was so, so excited. Feelings balances natural imagery and illustrations of technology; Instagram profiles interweave with riotous blossoms, while text message notifs appear alongside the pitter-patter of gloomy rainfall. I was especially enamoured with the organization of elements on the page. One sequence of images, for instance, is structured to look like a game of Snakes & Ladders, which I thought so aptly captured the feeling of sliding backwards even as you hit a boon and surge forward (monsoon season). And the way the panels bleed into each other is very visually appealing. The book is organized into 6 seasons: high summer, late summer, monsoon, autumn, winter, and spring. Thapp’s masterful use of colour and palettes shows within each season: from the gorgeous pastels of high summer to the mellow warmth of late summer; monsoon season’s muted blues, purples, pinks; the stress-laden red of autumn; winter’s dark teal and bitter, ashy grey; and finally cycling back to the tentative pastels of spring. I can’t wait to read and re-read this book as I go through my own seasons. Thank you NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for this stunning ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Steph

    wow. i loved this soft and soothing graphic memoir. beautifully warm and emotive art, accompanied by gentle words, all reflecting the passage of time. feelings has a chapter for each season. as time passes, the growth or dormancy of plant life parallels thapp's own moods. the geometric style of the panels reminds me of an artsy early-90s picture book that i think i read in my youth and can no longer recall. the art's warm simplicity is soothing, as are its rich colors. if you can get your hands on wow. i loved this soft and soothing graphic memoir. beautifully warm and emotive art, accompanied by gentle words, all reflecting the passage of time. feelings has a chapter for each season. as time passes, the growth or dormancy of plant life parallels thapp's own moods. the geometric style of the panels reminds me of an artsy early-90s picture book that i think i read in my youth and can no longer recall. the art's warm simplicity is soothing, as are its rich colors. if you can get your hands on a physical copy upon release, i'd definitely recommend it. i loved the ebook, but i think the best way to enjoy feelings would be to slowly pore over the paper pages. Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rebeca

    thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! what a simple, colorful book yet so impactful. With so much emotion, I quickly ate it up and will happily come back to it again and again.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Paris (parisperusing)

    “I realise everyone is huddled in their own cocoon. They’re either happy in the warm. Or waiting to thaw in better days. I’m not alone in feeling this way but I’m alone all the same.” A one-sitting read that, for what it's worth, will speak to millennials caught in the throes of quarter-life crises. The association of changing seasons with one's emotions becomes a tad trite as the pages turn, though, as the speaker makes every imaginable metaphor that informs summer as a time for growth and prosp “I realise everyone is huddled in their own cocoon. They’re either happy in the warm. Or waiting to thaw in better days. I’m not alone in feeling this way but I’m alone all the same.” A one-sitting read that, for what it's worth, will speak to millennials caught in the throes of quarter-life crises. The association of changing seasons with one's emotions becomes a tad trite as the pages turn, though, as the speaker makes every imaginable metaphor that informs summer as a time for growth and prosperity and winter as sullen and uninspiring and the seasons in between the limbo through which her hope navigates in undulant patterns. The storytelling, albeit rendered magnificently by Thapp's skillful, artistic hand, gives little to the root of her anxiety. She appears to have an ideal friend group to confide in but often retreats from for reasonable moments of isolation and sadness; a job that appears to get her by well enough with the added prospect of a solo art exhibit; and a promising dating life that is more or less interrupted by the currents of these mood swings — still, the motive underneath it all is never entirely unveiled in a way that could forge a connection with the reader. I would have liked for the speaker to have explored her anxiety, to give it depth. Nevertheless, I think, on a vulnerable level, I understand what Thapp attempted to convey in this book through illustrations that lay bare her feelings. I am, too, of the cheesy ilk that links seasons with moods — albeit oppositely (summertime sadness is a real thing, y'all) — yet I believe Feelings will find its people, especially in the age of quarantine, when they least expect it. 3.5 stars overall. Thanks, Random House, for the gifted copy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Wilmarie (lesbe.reader on IG & TikTok)

    wow just wow 🧡 Review coming soon but right now my emotions are too much to process everything

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sophie

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Feelings”, finding shards of my own personality in the plot, as winter sets in around me. The book does a great job of visually representing how anxiety and/or depression can affect one, especially throughout the changing of the seasons. I’ve been of fan of Thapp’s illustrations for a while and was delighted to see them expanded upon in narrative form here. This is a great book for anyone looking for a beautiful, colorful, visual escape in book form, albeit an infor I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Feelings”, finding shards of my own personality in the plot, as winter sets in around me. The book does a great job of visually representing how anxiety and/or depression can affect one, especially throughout the changing of the seasons. I’ve been of fan of Thapp’s illustrations for a while and was delighted to see them expanded upon in narrative form here. This is a great book for anyone looking for a beautiful, colorful, visual escape in book form, albeit an informative, emotional escape. Anyone who has struggled with mental illness, social or general anxiety would feel less alone after reading it. My favorite parts were the summer season images and I especially appreciated the depiction and inclusion of social media in certain parts. Sometimes social media is what really puts you over the edge when you’re feeling alone. It also felt like a visual diary. which added to the intimacy and genuine feeling of the story. Though I read this on a screen, I can imagine this book being a great book that is also a piece of art to have around. What sets “Feelings” apart from other books, specifically comic books written by artists, is the fact that the story feels close to home. The way the narrative is written feels like you’re seeing thoughts as they happen in real time, and I loved the simplicity of some of the pages. Nothing was too overcrowded or hard to process, each line was given it’s own space visually which led to a more meditative reading experience. My only qualms with the story would be more of a resolution in the end. Though I understand the ending was likely written more open-ended, to leave readers with a hopeful feeling for the future, I’d have loved a more full-circle growth to show how one can truly rebound from periods of depression or anxiety. Overall I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it to any of my friends. Thanks Netgalley!

  7. 5 out of 5

    fatma

    BEAUTIFUL, with the most gorgeous art you will ever lay your eyes on

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Haider

    Calming yet colorful graphic novel about a young woman's feelings throughout the various seasons. This is a great book to read when you have a few quiet moments. There are only a few words per page but in combination with the illustrations they perfectly establish the mood. From being joyous in the early summer to "going through the motions with no emotion" in the winter, this book follows this young woman through her range of feelings. The illustrations were lovely and modern yet warm. I loved Calming yet colorful graphic novel about a young woman's feelings throughout the various seasons. This is a great book to read when you have a few quiet moments. There are only a few words per page but in combination with the illustrations they perfectly establish the mood. From being joyous in the early summer to "going through the motions with no emotion" in the winter, this book follows this young woman through her range of feelings. The illustrations were lovely and modern yet warm. I loved the color palette and the illustration style. Well, I am off to check out other books illustrated by Manjit Thapp! Thank you to the publisher for the review copy!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Natasha | readalongwithnat

    I received a free eARC from Netgalley and Random House in exchange for my honest review. What a lovely graphic memoir. Manjit takes the reader through the ups and downs of anxiety and depression as they manifest throughout the different seasons of the year. Her thoughts are very relatable and the illustrations - wow. I hope there will be more from Manjit in the future because I would love to read it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Belcher

    Really beautiful art. I loved the cycle of seasons as the book illustrated the affect they can have on our feelings, moods, productivity, etc. it was incredibly relatable.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Riley

    This book was great! I loved the warmth of the art and the lessons and meaningful messages through tour the story. I would recommend this to a lot of people because it was an easy but meaningful read and allowed for connections to be made. Thank you so much to Netgalley and Random House Publishing for allowing me to read and review this ARC!

  12. 5 out of 5

    tiffersbooks

    5 Stars Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for letting me read an early digital copy of this narrative. All opinions expressed here are my own. This story narrates the ways Thapp navigates her depression and anxiety through the seasons. Thapp's narrative is equal parts comforting and melancholic. If you enjoy Tillie Walden's minimal text and melancholic tone (re: Are You Listening?) and her sweeping visual imagery, I think you would really enjoy this graphic novel. This is not to minimize Thapp 5 Stars Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for letting me read an early digital copy of this narrative. All opinions expressed here are my own. This story narrates the ways Thapp navigates her depression and anxiety through the seasons. Thapp's narrative is equal parts comforting and melancholic. If you enjoy Tillie Walden's minimal text and melancholic tone (re: Are You Listening?) and her sweeping visual imagery, I think you would really enjoy this graphic novel. This is not to minimize Thapp's originality, though. This story stands on its own. Thapp's written text is minimal in the narrative, and yet so much is conveyed in the imagery and color palette she weaves together on each page. I love the saturated color palette in every section, such as the warm, orange tones of summer to the deep, vibrant grays of winter. This is a story about resilience, and the comfort you have when you look back on the year and see the ways you persevered. It's hopeful, and I'm so glad this story exists. I highly recommend it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kendal P

    Wow! What a beautifully illustrated book. I wish I didn't get this as a kindle copy to review because I know the images and text are going to stand out so much more in a print copy! Thapp writes in your second chapter: As the prolonged periods of light persist some plants being to wilt ... stress and anxiety creep up.s settling into the skin as sweat." 2020 has been such a year of feelings - what an emotional rollercoaster. I am so happy I had the opportunity to read this book. Feelings explores Wow! What a beautifully illustrated book. I wish I didn't get this as a kindle copy to review because I know the images and text are going to stand out so much more in a print copy! Thapp writes in your second chapter: As the prolonged periods of light persist some plants being to wilt ... stress and anxiety creep up.s settling into the skin as sweat." 2020 has been such a year of feelings - what an emotional rollercoaster. I am so happy I had the opportunity to read this book. Feelings explores Thapp's feeling of loneliness if you are experiencing it alone or with others, it is still a difficult experience. I related to every word written and image drawn. Again, on the kindle copy, it was hard to read the text sometimes even after brightening the screen, but I am really excited for this book to come out so I can get a copy. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Mallory ★

    🌹 Feelings: a story in seasons by Manjit Thapp 🥀 ——— This was the most stunning story told through the shifting moods of the seasonal changes of anxiety based upon the authors own experiences. The story is divided into the six season calendar common in some South Asian countries, which was an amazing added aspect to learn about for me personally. The art style was gorgeous and unique and I loved the authenticity it conveyed. It felt very empowering while also relatable to my own experiences. The a 🌹 Feelings: a story in seasons by Manjit Thapp 🥀 ——— This was the most stunning story told through the shifting moods of the seasonal changes of anxiety based upon the authors own experiences. The story is divided into the six season calendar common in some South Asian countries, which was an amazing added aspect to learn about for me personally. The art style was gorgeous and unique and I loved the authenticity it conveyed. It felt very empowering while also relatable to my own experiences. The author did an amazing job of capturing feelings and the effects that come with anxiety. I particular found myself captivated by the authors use of lighting in their art, especially shifting in each chapter to really emphasize emotion. I highly recommend this beautiful book, it was both quick to read and impactful. I definitely want to purchase a finished copy to admire the art more and more. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ *I received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sierra - booksandnonsense

    [I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] The gorgeous art and vulnerable emotions make this a valuable read, This reflective graphic memoir chronicles in snatches a year in artist and author Manjit Thapp's life; readers follow her emotions as they ebb and flow with the seasons, from the happy highs of early summer to the anxiety of late summer, the stagnancy of the rainy season, the fogginess of fall, the low point of winter, and, finally, the reinvi [I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] The gorgeous art and vulnerable emotions make this a valuable read, This reflective graphic memoir chronicles in snatches a year in artist and author Manjit Thapp's life; readers follow her emotions as they ebb and flow with the seasons, from the happy highs of early summer to the anxiety of late summer, the stagnancy of the rainy season, the fogginess of fall, the low point of winter, and, finally, the reinvigoration of spring. Though the poetic writing can sometimes be a little simplistic, it is also tender, vulnerable, and relatable. What is most remarkable about the book is the artwork, which is absolutely stunning. It is colorful, inventive, and emotional; each panel is a delight to behold.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Darya

    Thank you Random House & Netgalley for sending me an ARC of Feelings: A Story in Seasons by Manjit Thapp. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Feelings by Manjit Thapp follows a year long journey of emotional highs and lows shown through the changing seasons. Passages and pieces of poetry, the transparency of the story was touching. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, the vibrant yet introspective movements show Thapp's process of coping. The artwork was stunning and while minimalistic, the wo Thank you Random House & Netgalley for sending me an ARC of Feelings: A Story in Seasons by Manjit Thapp. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Feelings by Manjit Thapp follows a year long journey of emotional highs and lows shown through the changing seasons. Passages and pieces of poetry, the transparency of the story was touching. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, the vibrant yet introspective movements show Thapp's process of coping. The artwork was stunning and while minimalistic, the words felt heavy and well thought. While a short read, it was overall very beautiful and resonating. This is the first piece of work I've read and seen from Manjit Thapp but I can't wait to see more.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    #Feelings is a beautiful graphic novel focusing on exactly what it says, "A Story in Seasons." Thapp's colors, drawings, and other graphics follow her through the vibrant nature of summer, through the dark days of winter, and back to a hopeful spring--mirroring a depressive and isolating cycle that many feel to varying degrees before hopefully reemerging again in the Spring and Summer. The words accompanying the graphics are sometimes flowing, sometimes stilted to match the emotions portrayed. T #Feelings is a beautiful graphic novel focusing on exactly what it says, "A Story in Seasons." Thapp's colors, drawings, and other graphics follow her through the vibrant nature of summer, through the dark days of winter, and back to a hopeful spring--mirroring a depressive and isolating cycle that many feel to varying degrees before hopefully reemerging again in the Spring and Summer. The words accompanying the graphics are sometimes flowing, sometimes stilted to match the emotions portrayed. The simplicity of any storyline is overshadowed by the beauty and detail of the drawings to create a complete and complex picture. Many thanks to the publishers and #NetGalley for the ARC.

  18. 5 out of 5

    JO

    Thank you so much to Netgalley for a digital arc copy of this graphic novel. I really enjoyed it. What gorgeous art! I love the rich colors and emotive palettes. This was a very honest look at not only the way that a person’s mental health can change with the seasons but also how - at times - we let our mental health control us. It exhibits the way we relinquish control, out of fatigue, but also the ways we lose control involuntarily. I really appreciated the hopeful shift, though too. There are Thank you so much to Netgalley for a digital arc copy of this graphic novel. I really enjoyed it. What gorgeous art! I love the rich colors and emotive palettes. This was a very honest look at not only the way that a person’s mental health can change with the seasons but also how - at times - we let our mental health control us. It exhibits the way we relinquish control, out of fatigue, but also the ways we lose control involuntarily. I really appreciated the hopeful shift, though too. There are ways to be aware of our struggles and push back, but even if we cannot... there is light at the end of the tunnel. It was reflective and personal but also quite relatable.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    3.5 A beautifully illustrated story. The imagery is gorgeous and makes you read slowly and take your time with each panel. I particularly liked a panel where she compares her growing hope and happiness to adding color back into her life, depicted as a paint by number scene. Loved it! I gave it a 3.5 because although beautiful with great imagery and metaphors, as a whole I didn’t feel like I got much from it, but small moments were great throughout. I received this electronic A R C from NetGalley 3.5 A beautifully illustrated story. The imagery is gorgeous and makes you read slowly and take your time with each panel. I particularly liked a panel where she compares her growing hope and happiness to adding color back into her life, depicted as a paint by number scene. Loved it! I gave it a 3.5 because although beautiful with great imagery and metaphors, as a whole I didn’t feel like I got much from it, but small moments were great throughout. I received this electronic A R C from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Michelle

    "I've got a cloudy outlook But I pretend it's all fine Because nothing less than sunshine is acceptable." "The pent up feelings of anxiety that have been simmering under the sun reach their boiling point. There is a desperate need for rainfall as the summer season comes to a close. Clouds huddle together in a humid sky, weighing heave, ready to release. At last, the rain paints the skies a gloomy blue and although it can cause minor damage, it's vital in helping plants grow." "Hoping for a gentle bre "I've got a cloudy outlook But I pretend it's all fine Because nothing less than sunshine is acceptable." "The pent up feelings of anxiety that have been simmering under the sun reach their boiling point. There is a desperate need for rainfall as the summer season comes to a close. Clouds huddle together in a humid sky, weighing heave, ready to release. At last, the rain paints the skies a gloomy blue and although it can cause minor damage, it's vital in helping plants grow." "Hoping for a gentle breeze after the rainfall But the release doesn't bring much relief Instead, hot air lingers, trapping me in a haze. " What a simply gorgeous book. Both beautifully written and illustrated, this book takes us through a year as seasons and all the feeling a person who suffers from anxiety and depression can go through as the seasons change. As someone who struggles greatly with this phenomenon, I truly appreciate the authors willingness to be transparent and use her own experiences to shine a light on this and to remind others that we are not alone in this. Such a beautiful read. Thank you to NetGalley, Manjit Thapp, and Random House Publishing Group/Random House for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    BookBlanketFort

    Beautifully illustrated graphic novel that takes the reader inside the writer’s emotional world through the seasons. I enjoyed the portrayal of nature, the author herself, and social media. This book will make those who experience seasonal affective disorder feel less alone. The book explores the concept of loneliness, and how even if one knows intellectually that others are lonely, it is still a difficult experience. The book has an almost dreamlike quality that is perfect to let the reader slow Beautifully illustrated graphic novel that takes the reader inside the writer’s emotional world through the seasons. I enjoyed the portrayal of nature, the author herself, and social media. This book will make those who experience seasonal affective disorder feel less alone. The book explores the concept of loneliness, and how even if one knows intellectually that others are lonely, it is still a difficult experience. The book has an almost dreamlike quality that is perfect to let the reader slow down and look within.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hal

    arc provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review This was a very impactful and beautiful read. The art absolutely took my breath away multiple times and the story itself hooked its claws into from the first page. This was lyrical and simple but delivered its message beautifully. I really connected with her and to see some of what I’ve felt in her and her experiences really helped me feel not so alone. I know that will stick with other readers too. This is definitely one arc provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review This was a very impactful and beautiful read. The art absolutely took my breath away multiple times and the story itself hooked its claws into from the first page. This was lyrical and simple but delivered its message beautifully. I really connected with her and to see some of what I’ve felt in her and her experiences really helped me feel not so alone. I know that will stick with other readers too. This is definitely one that will stick with me for a long time. 4/5 🌟

  23. 5 out of 5

    bookcaked

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the copy of Feelings. This is a voluntary review. A reflective, stunning illustration of seasonal anxiety. A year in time is shown, with each season lifting or dampening the mood and productivity of the MC. I adored the art, it was expressive and in combination with the narration, speaks to the way weather and time can take us through our own seasons.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Peyton Arnold

    “i realize everyone is huddled in their own cocoon. they’re either happy in the warm. or ready to thaw in better days” this book was beautiful, divine, stunning, & so powerful. it handled mental health & seasonal depression so well, and the art was my favorite part.

  25. 5 out of 5

    javi

    a beautiful and luscious graphic novel. the color palette is soft, her words rich with comfort but stings you with familiarity.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shivani

    I've been getting into graphic novels again because they're so refreshing to read in between heavy books, specifically heavy fantasy which is a genre I love to read a lot. This book was just pure emotions, stunning illustrations (aka brown woman as focal point who freely expresses her feelings, what an amazing concept!), and it felt like a warm hug or reminder that it's okay to feel sad and happy and angry and to feel these emotions deeply. Emotions are what make us human and it's definitely not I've been getting into graphic novels again because they're so refreshing to read in between heavy books, specifically heavy fantasy which is a genre I love to read a lot. This book was just pure emotions, stunning illustrations (aka brown woman as focal point who freely expresses her feelings, what an amazing concept!), and it felt like a warm hug or reminder that it's okay to feel sad and happy and angry and to feel these emotions deeply. Emotions are what make us human and it's definitely not talked about openly especially in South Asian culture. I was told from a very young age not to cry because it makes me look weak and vulnerable, which is not true at all. Crying is actually a really cathartic experience and helps me relieve a lot of stress and pressure out of my body. Anyway, this isn't a diary entry, it's meant to be a review. I adored this book and ordered myself a copy right after I finished it so I highly recommend everyone check it out!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    This slight graphic novel felt like a tone poem - the spare words and the gorgeous color palette combined to give you the feeling of someone working through depression without that word ever being used. And Thapp did it in a metaphorical way with the unnamed main character going through a year of seasons, both literal and emotional. We all have our winters, but we too can have our springs. As I stare out the window looking at the smoke-filled gray sky, I really needed this burst of color and rea This slight graphic novel felt like a tone poem - the spare words and the gorgeous color palette combined to give you the feeling of someone working through depression without that word ever being used. And Thapp did it in a metaphorical way with the unnamed main character going through a year of seasons, both literal and emotional. We all have our winters, but we too can have our springs. As I stare out the window looking at the smoke-filled gray sky, I really needed this burst of color and reassurance. Thank you NetGalley for providing me an advanced e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Krystle

    I enjoyed the emotions that this book tried to evoke. However I found the illustrations were lacking in vibrancy. Also I did not understand the point at times of what I was reading with no clear beginning, middle or ending. A good effort on the author's part to capture the myriad of feelings that seasonal changes evokes however I do not think this book lived up to what it intended to do. It was not executed well. *Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for this Ebook in exchange for my honest revie I enjoyed the emotions that this book tried to evoke. However I found the illustrations were lacking in vibrancy. Also I did not understand the point at times of what I was reading with no clear beginning, middle or ending. A good effort on the author's part to capture the myriad of feelings that seasonal changes evokes however I do not think this book lived up to what it intended to do. It was not executed well. *Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for this Ebook in exchange for my honest review

  29. 5 out of 5

    Emilie

    Feelings is a graphic novels that explores the mental health of the main characters through seasons. It is perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur's prose and graphics. A big thank you for NetGalley and Random House for sending me and ARC in exchange for an honest review of the novel. This was a short read, but an impactful one. Feelings is raw. It goes deep into the realness of living with anxiety and portrayed beautifully its ups and downs. Personally, I am immensely satisfied with the representation it b Feelings is a graphic novels that explores the mental health of the main characters through seasons. It is perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur's prose and graphics. A big thank you for NetGalley and Random House for sending me and ARC in exchange for an honest review of the novel. This was a short read, but an impactful one. Feelings is raw. It goes deep into the realness of living with anxiety and portrayed beautifully its ups and downs. Personally, I am immensely satisfied with the representation it brought to this mental illness. I thought it was not sugar coated, nor was it too blunt or exaggerated. The illness was not a friend or an enemy, it was a flawed character on its own that impacted the main character's life such as members of a family would have done. Even if we don't know a lot about the main character in that story, I grew attached to her easily and smoothly. She was so reliable, naive, innocent, young and lively. She really stood out for me. I felt like I knew her for a long time at the end of the graphic novel. Like I could call her and have a chat with her and that type of emotion is so rare for me to find in a graphic novel. I was pleasantly surprised by that. I know this is labeled as a graphic novel, but it feels like you are reading a poetry book. The writing is omnipresent in the panel, and yet, it takes all the reader's attention. I could read and reread sentences on a loop for minutes before finally continuing with my reading. So many touching quotes and phrasings. I was dumbstruck by the lot of them. And next to those gorgeously illustrated pictures, the words came even more to life. The mix of them both could not be more perfect. Thapp really found her style there. In the end, Feelings is an amazing graphic novel resembling a poetry book that depicts the trauma of living with anxiety through the imagery of seasons. You should pick this book up if you are looking for a mental health awareness, for a unique art style and for a breathtaking prose. #RandomHouse #ManjitThapp #NetGalley

  30. 4 out of 5

    Wilmarie

    This book is like poetry. I am just in awe of it. Not only is the writing beautiful but the illustrations felt like poetry. I have no idea how to describe this book in other way than reading this felt like reading exquisite poetry. It was raw and real and oh so beautiful. I can't wait for this to be out so I can get my hands on a copy and just reread this over and over and over again. Pro tip do not read this with Evermore as background music or you'll get extra emotional or maybe do if you're i This book is like poetry. I am just in awe of it. Not only is the writing beautiful but the illustrations felt like poetry. I have no idea how to describe this book in other way than reading this felt like reading exquisite poetry. It was raw and real and oh so beautiful. I can't wait for this to be out so I can get my hands on a copy and just reread this over and over and over again. Pro tip do not read this with Evermore as background music or you'll get extra emotional or maybe do if you're into that. 10/10 would recommend. Rating: 5/5

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