Gray Horses, by Hope Larson

imagesNoemie is a French exchange student in Onion City. She goes through the usual adjustments to a new culture and a new language, and makes a new friend named Anna. At the same time, she’s followed by a photography student who seems to have a crush on her. Honestly, I don’t know if this had so much of a plot as just an impressionist-like journal of Noemie’s start in America. It was cute. I’ve been an exchange student in France, so I know how confusing the beginning of an exchange program can be – and I was part of a group! I couldn’t imagine doing it alone.

The artwork is gorgeous. I particularly liked the thematic dreams that Noemie has while she’s trying to get through her first nights of jet lag. This is a simple, relatable tale, plus I loved all the French scattered throughout (it was translated, though, so you don’t have to worry about not understanding if you don’t speak French). Very enjoyable.

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