Reunion by Pascal Girard
If you like painfully awkward comedy, then this book is for you. My daily life is a series of inept moments with a sad trombone soundtrack, but this guy had it rough.
This graphic novel by Girard follows..well..Girard himself. I’m guessing the book is semi-autobiographical because if it’s all completely true, then he may need to be on suicide watch. We follow him as he tries to lose weight for his high school reunion while still nursing feelings for a girl from his youth. Watching Girard try to hide his old feelings from his current girlfriend is the clumsiest tightrope walk ever.
Well, I’d usually say SPOILER ALERT, but there’s no need. Everyone who’s been to a high school reunion knows that no matter how much you self improve to push yourself into the “winners” catagory, there is always a bunch of people ready to bring you down.
Pobre Girard! He’s self deprecating, witty, and a great storyteller. But honestly, it was almost too realistic and bummed me out.