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What If We Were...

What If We Were...

by Axelle Lenoir

ISBN 978-1-60309-480-1 - Diamond: AUG200566

Nominated for the Eisner Award!
One of YALSA's 2022 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

Teen girls reimagine the universe on a daily basis! This graphic novel proves there's nothing better than using your imagination... except maybe talking nonsense with your friends. Hey, why not both?

"This coming-of-age comic captures the joy and creativity of teenage friendship." — Booklist

"Fun and engaging... What If We Were... has the feel of hanging out with a best friend." — Cyndi Hamann, YALSA's The Hub

"Lenoir's fantastic humor and expressive drawing show us a great time and make us fall in love with her charismatic heroes. We miss them as soon as we close the book." — Les Libraires

"Axelle Lenoir has a remarkable talent for capturing adolescence... her female characters, here as in Camp Spirit, are completely credible, and avoid the usual clichés. They're both fragile and strong, shy and extroverted, made of paradoxes." — Sophie Lit

"The concept is original and really well explored... plus the drawing is great! The characters are funny, yet believable - and always fabulously dressed. I really want these two girls to be my best friends!" — Chronicles of a Book Addict

“Beneath the absurdity, this comic hides an unexpected and tender story.” — Librairie La Liberté

Finalist for two Youth Awards from Les Libraires du Québec and the Québec Comics Festival!

Nathalie and Marie are 17 years old and best friends. Since elementary school, they've battled boredom by playing a special game: What If We Were...

The rules are simple: one player names a topic-- fruit! spies! Vikings!-- and then both players imagine what life would be like as that subject.

Easy to play, but hard to master. A boring player will give a boring answer. An expert player will know how to think outside the box and surprise their opponent. And after all these years, Nathalie and Marie are experts!

But what if... a new player joined their game? And what if... she was really hot??

It'll take more than imagination for Nat and Marie to survive the next round with their hearts intact!

-- an 88-page, full-color graphic novel with French flaps (7" x 10")


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