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Squished: A Graphic Novel

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Graphic novel takes relatable look at life in a big family.

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The joys, sorrows, sweet moments and maddening aggravations of life in a big family are in full view in this lively, colorful graphic novel as a tween girl deals with a summer of big changes. As told in Megan Wagner Lloyd's narrative and brought to life in Michelle Lee Nutter's engaging, appealing graphics, Squished is pretty much the story of 11-year-old protagonist Avery Lee's life, as she's overwhelmed by her large, loving, intrusive family and now faces a cross-country move uprooting her from her hometown, her friends, and much of herself. "If we move, I'll lose everything except being a Lee. I'll be more squished by my big family than ever," she sobs, and it will take more than group hugs to make things better.

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