She spends her days looking for a better half, a partner, a significant other, but returns home to her cat after working at a coffee shop. She holes up to watch television and dream wistfully for a special someone, but not using online dating; that experience was a miserable fail. He spends his days filling temp roles that just waste his time, watching television with his dog, and looking for a connection to end his loneliness. Both plod through their days, holding out hope that someone out there might be the one, though despairing that it can ever be so.
Missed opportunities and growing self-awareness play a central role in this developing story. The art is the focus of this simple adventure, with minimal speech bubbles used primarily as background noise and lacking names for the main characters. The pop of color on the pages provides direction and movement through the story, adding interest to a simple plot. The minutiae of life shown in everyday experiences keep this story humble yet emotionally touching. It’s a feel-good story showing the many possibilities if one just looks.
|Page Count||160 pages|
|Publisher||Algonquin Young Readers|
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