On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

I grabbed this graphic novel because it was huge and the cover was striking. When I checked out, the cashier was excited because she had read parts of the webcomic awhile back, and it made me even more excited to read it. But I still took my dang time getting to it. But I read it, and I loved it. 

On A Sunbeam is about people who rebuild and fix up old buildings. They help old churches become apartment buildings, or offices; all sorts of things. But they all have interesting pasts, and when their newest worker, Mia, joins, those pasts open up a bit. 

This book takes place five years ago and now, both following Mia. Five years ago, she was in school and falling in love. But now she’s working to rebuild buildings, and thinking about her past. 

This book is beautiful in ways I didn’t expect, and I loved it so dang much. I was blown away by the beauty of the art and the story, and I really can’t recommend it enough. Clocking in at 535 pages, this is a behemoth of a graphic novel. But it is so dang worth your time. Grab a copy for yourself at Barnes & Noble, or check your local library. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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