I was looking for a graphic novel to complete the requirement for a reading challenge. Being that I have never read one before, I took my time in trying to find one whose story I would read (were it in words), and didn't come across as a comic. For the telling of a memoir, this was very well done. The drawings were all grey-scale -- the varying shades and shadows helped to convey emotion and sentiment, beyond the few words which the characters uttered. I quite enjoyed this.