Spinning ~ Tillie Walden


Rating: 5/5

This beautiful graphic novel is a simple coming of age memoir. Its simplicity lies in its transitions as the novel follows Walden’s teenage career as a figure skater through changing schools and towns to uncovering her sexual identity as a lesbian. She documents her family life and the heartbreaking trauma that comes from never quite being accepted for who she is. She deals with loneliness, depression, anger, and her uncovering of her goals throughout this story. All set to the beautiful backdrop of figure skating. Walden’s color palette fit perfectly, and her transitions throughout the book were seamless. I absolutely loved this graphic memoir.

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