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How to Catch a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale Hyperactive by Scott Christian Sava (In a Sense) Lost and Found by Roman Muradov
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(In a Sense) Lost and Found: 01/28/16

(In a Sense) Lost and Found by Roman Muradov

(In a Sense) Lost and Found by Roman Muradov is a graphic novel about being a new adult. A young woman wakes up one day and realizes her innocence has been stolen. She leaves her protective father to search the big city for it and discovers her own place in it.

How her innocence is stolen isn't exactly spelled out, being left instead to the reader's interpretation. At the darkest end, it could mean someone comes into her room and physically violates her. It could more symbolically mean that she has woken up with her own desires that aren't in alignment with her conservative upbringing. Or maybe she's just not emotionally ready for having the adult feelings and thoughts she now finds herself with.

Shadows on the wall.

Regardless of the reason behind her troubled awakening, Premise feels the urge to leave home (as most adult children do). She has been compelled to explore the world around her and find her own place and her own thoughts.

For many new adults, self discovery is in the consumption of culture — the bookstore, the library, movies. Along with the stories, there's hopefully a mentor — someone who has been through the same journey and can recognize the early confusion and can offer non judgmental guidance.

The keychain buzzes

How the specifics of this story unwrap is up to personal interpretation. There aren't any obvious sign posts. Just like life, the narrative path of this book is left to you.

Five stars

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