Review: i love this part – Tillie Walden


i love this part – Tillie Walden

i love this part

Title: i love this part

Author: Tillie Walden

Release Date: November 13, 2015

Publisher: Avery Hill Publishing Limited

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 68

Source: Public Library

“Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school.

They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop.

In her follow up to the critically acclaimed The End of Summer, Tillie Walden tells the story of a small love that can make you feel like the biggest thing around, and how it’s possible to find another person who understands you when you thought no-one could.”

3 out of 5 stars


This was a super short graphic novel that I found my public library. I picked it up because the art style looked simplistic and beautiful. I needed a break from studying for my finals, so I read this :)

This story follows two teenage girls who start as friends and eventually start to fall for each other. The characters aren’t explained and there isn’t much to them, but it’s easy to feel their struggles of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. One girl is African American, I believe, and the other is caucasian. They start their relationship and you see them develop through texts and short single lines of text.

I think this would be great if there was more to it. There wasn’t much explanation and there wasn’t a ton of dialogue, so it was hard to connect with the characters. I think it was a cute story, but I wish there was more detail. My favorite part of this was the art style because it was so simple, and it meshed people with architecture beautifully. The whole book is in black, white, grey, and purple which is a BEAUTIFUL color scheme. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through because of the art style.