Book Review: Happily Ever After & Everything In Between by Debbie Tung
Happily Ever After & Everything in Between by Debbie Tung was such an relatable read that I stopped several times to show the page to my wife who stated, "yep, that's just like us!"
This book is a must-read for any young couple a few years into their marriage. The comic nature of the story allows readers to pick up and enjoy a single page or spend some time diving into the book to enjoy it for its unique story line and progression through the life of the couple. The comics center around an introverted wife married to an extroverted husband seemingly based on actual situations in the writer's life. This gives the collection of comics a sense of authenticity to which many readers will relate.
The stories are light-hearted and positive without feeling too idealistic. There are times when the raw experience of being newlyweds comes out to play through honest conflict and drama, but those experiences are not too heavy to make the reader want to put the book aside.
The comic frames are well-crafted to highlight expressions and to showcase specific actions taking place. Again, they were relatable down to the faces made given the scenario. I think I laughed more while reading this book than I have for most of my reads this year.
I really enjoyed reading this book and will look forward to reading more from Debbie Tung in the future. Can we have a part two that picks up where this one leaves off?
*Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC of this test. I truly enjoyed this one!*