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The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen

yallternativeaj's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

pleaseinsertpun's review against another edition

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5.0

A lovely family drama about a Vietnamese immigrant and her 13 year-old son, interspersed with 3 fairy tales being told by different characters.

afuneralinmybrain's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

zagoraca's review against another edition

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5.0

I cried. I knew I'd cry. I absolutely loved every part of this.

A beautiful story of coming out, immigration, family expectations and friendship.

The story was woven together with these beautiful fairy tales that relate back to our characters and their stories. I don't know how so much subject matter was dealt with in such a succinct graphic novel but it was such a wonderful read. Magical.

emilytoe's review against another edition

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5.0

A beautiful story of connection and storytelling itself. Highly recommend this graphic novel, I'm crying at 2am

eulalie's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0


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lizcapism's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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rachelreese's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75

vdaucoin's review against another edition

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emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

shhhh__sam's review against another edition

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5.0

This book wrapped me up and transported me so many places in such a short amount of time. Absolutely stunning artwork and storytelling, heartbreaking and heartwarming and just completely magical.