AG Book Club :: Jane, the Fox, and Me
Does it feel like these months are flying by or is it just me? We were just reading Jane Eyre and now a whole month has gone by!
The selection for March, Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, was a quick read, but I’ve been thinking about it all month. The experience of reading a graphic novel was so rich, so emotional and multi-faceted that it immediately made me want to read more in the genre. This story in particular was beautifully realized, with an extremely positive message and provocative images that stay with you. So many women at the book club last week confessed to weeping while reading this story, both at the dark moments in the story and while experiencing the validating of Hélène, the heroine. I want to hand this book to every middle-school-aged girl that I know, both because it has something good to say and because it would just be a delightful experience for any young girl.
Without further ado, here’s my very wobbly video review with lots of loud swallowing and the same words over and over again (SUCH AS “powerful” and “emotional”) ::
Let me know your own thoughts on the story either here in the comments or on the Facebook page. I dearly love all you fellow readers and have had so much fun reading these books together. Mwah!
(Photo of Grace Kelly reading found here)