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Oxygen Mask: A Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds

art_anthology's review

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emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced

4.25

A time capsule from 2020

It captures the eerily stillnes  the monotony and the fear of our everyday lives.

I would describe the writing as poetic. Seeing to the minimal punctuation and experimental use of seperating each clause into a couple of words that dance on the page.

The accompanying art is moody and considers the seeious subject matter of feeling alienated from those you love while experiencing the macrocosmic effects of the death of George Floyd in the midst of a sick loved one. This book feels so personal due to the bizzare collective experience we can all attest to.

The theme that runs through of oxygen and breath, is fundamental to the topics overtly disscussed but again is the building block of life. So what do we do when we can no longer breathe, as a result of: brutality, sickness, our poised environment, or the suffocating confines of the four walls some are privileged to call home?

Well Reynolds encourages everyone of us to search for, to reach out for the oxygen mask... and to breathe in ....  and breathe out....

stephpotter's review

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reflective fast-paced

5.0

claire_84's review against another edition

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emotional informative inspiring fast-paced

4.0

lostingothicmusic's review

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring reflective sad tense fast-paced

5.0

This is a work of Art - bravo!

nikodemus's review

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective fast-paced

4.0

wayward's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny hopeful inspiring reflective sad tense fast-paced

5.0

beelzebub24's review

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challenging dark emotional informative fast-paced

5.0

violetlantern's review

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dark emotional funny reflective fast-paced

5.0

jazzlibrariansbookcase's review

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emotional fast-paced

4.0

tashaslitlist's review

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reflective

4.5