The description makes this one sound somewhat darker and more dramatic than it really is. The whole of the characters are upbeat and fun.
My favorite part of this book was the illustration style. Will is consistently followed along by sandy, shadowy figures representing her anxiety about her past and the loss of her parents. The whole book is packed full of high-contrast illustrations that really brought the simple plot and cartoony characters to life.
Like my previous review of Peanut, this is not the most developed plot. It's targeted to a middle-grade to young adult audience, and it's fitting to that age group. After reading and enjoying Will and Whit, I am curious to try Laura Lee Gulledge's other graphic novel, Paige By Page, which was nominated for both Eisner and Harvey Awards.
Pub. Date: May 2013
Publisher: Amulet Books
Format: Graphic Novel