Monday, September 23, 2013

Book Blog Tour: Little Fish - Ramsey Beyer (Review/Giveaway)

Ramsey Beyer's debut autobiographical graphic novel, Little Fish: A Memoir from A Different Kind of Year, is the coming-of-age story of a small-town high schooler's transformation into an independent city-dwelling college freshman. Told through a blend of journal entries and lists plus comic-style artwork and collages, the book touches on challenges every student meets when facing the world for the first time on their own, and the unease - as well as excitement - that comes along with those challenges. Everyone can relate to Ramsey's journey from childhood to independence - from adjusting to being away from home to navigating new friendships and finding the right path.

I was so excited to read/review Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer, mainly because I love reading graphic novels. Author Ramsey Beyer takes readers back in time when she was a 18-year-old embarking on a new time in her life. She moved from her hometown of Paw Paw, Michigan to Baltimore, Maryland to start her freshman year of college. Everyone remembers being the "new kid" on the block.
Even though I never left the city to attend college, I remember what I experienced the first year of college life. I knew the life I was accustomed to was going to change in a blink of an eye. Little Fish is filled with humorous, thought-provoking, and tender moments of young Ramsey's life.

The story is told through beautiful illustrations, journal entries, and lists. I still make lists... I chuckled while reading this book, because there was so much I could relate to. It made me reflect on my life thus far. I really enjoyed the visual experience.
I recommend this book to young adults that are finishing high school and/or seniors who have recently graduated. This book is a perfect tool to show you things you may or may not encounter.
4 Stars


Zest Books is giving one lucky reader a Little Fish Swag Bag...

(Contests End September 27, 2013) 

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Ramsey Beyer grew up on a farm in Paw Paw, Michigan, before escaping to city life in Baltimore, where she earned a BFA in experimental animation. She currently lives in Philadelphia and Little Fish is her first (traditionally) published book.


  1. That's a trick question since I married very young. Let's say 24 (that's when I got divorced).
    -Adrienne Thompson

  2. You know what? I think maybe graphic novels are a way to help those folks who don't like to read helps them stay interested...Seems like a good story though...

    1. You are right.. I love them because the illustrations are beautiful...

  3. I love these types of books!!! I first got interested in reading them when I came across Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novels, Her very first were actually graphic novels and that's what got me interested in that series. My Top 5 Favorite author( Besides Stephen King Lol)

  4. I was 18, lol I "THOUGHT" was ready and grown!!!

  5. I was 17. Just finished High School.



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