Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Reader's Diary #1328- Svetlana Chmakova: Awkward
It's a charming story, amusing and sweet. To be honest, it probably teeters on the edge of didactic but I doubt that the younger readers it's aimed at will mind terribly.
I enjoyed the very manga-influenced art though not the colouring. It appeared quite washed out and I wasn't sure what the purpose was. I suppose it could be argued that there's a sepia tone which could suggest nostalgia, except it doesn't really read like a nostalgic story. There are also a few scenes at a Discovery Center where ecosystems are coloured much more boldly, and I suppose, they wouldn't have stood out as much had the rest of the book been coloured likewise, but they hardly seem pivotal to the plot and not worth sacrificing all of that colour elsewhere.