Winter Town by Stephen Emond

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Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.

Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.

About Stephen Emond

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Stephen Emond is the creator of Emo Boy, which ran for twelve issues and two collections with Slave Labor Graphics. He also won a national contest for his comic strip series Steverino, which ran for several years in his local Connecticut newspaper. His first novel, Happyface, was published in March 2010. You can find him at
Published December 5, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 317 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Two childhood friends struggle to preserve their relationship as it evolves into a romance amid a host of pressures in this remarkable illustrated work of contemporary fiction.

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Childhood friends Lucy and Evan have been close for years, but when Lucy’s parents divorce and she moves with her mother to Georgia, a full year goes by before Lucy returns to their New England hometown at Christmas.

Oct 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Winter Town

Teen Reads

He also includes panels from Evan's comic strip series based on the fantasy world Evan and Lucy created, a strip that creatively parallels the dramas happening in their real lives.Although WINTER TOWN occasionally errs on the side of telling rather than showing action (both Evan and Lucy overanal...

Jan 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Winter Town

Wicked Awesome Books

I'm definitely going to try to find this one, I love books with illustrations...and the setting sounds great!

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