Graphic Novel Preview: Look on the Bright Side by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann

Graphic Novel Preview: Look on the Bright Side by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann

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Our Graphic Novel Preview series invites readers to look inside graphic novels. This month we’re highlighting the highly anticipated sequel middle grade graphic novel Look on the Bright Side by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann, out now!

The creators of Eisner-nominated Go With the Flow Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann are back with a funny and heartwarming story following four best friends Brit, Abby, Christine, and Sasha in the graphic novel, Look on the Bright Side. Perfect for fans of Maria Scrivan’s NAT ENOUGH series!

With feelings running high and hearts on the line, will their friendship get them through a year at Hazelton High?

Old friends. New Loves. The future is looking bright.

A new year of school is starting, and Brit finds herself struggling with feelings for a seemingly rude boy from class who might have a soft side. Meanwhile, Christine can’t deny that she likes her best friend Abby…as more than just a friend. The only question is, does Abby have feelings for Christine, too? And will their feelings for each other mess things up in their friend group?

Misunderstandings, betrayal, and jealousy are bound to get in the way.

But hey! Look on the bright side: They’re in this together. Always.

Heartful, romantic, and sizzling with the excitement of navigating first love, Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann’s brilliant follow up to Go With the Flow is a bright spot you will not want to miss.



Praise for Look on the Bright Side:

★ “Williams and Schneemann’s warm and engaging graphic novel is a welcome return to this world, with vibrant art; short, episodic chapters; fast pacing; and the right blend of tension and sweetness.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “A standout graphic novel that should be in every library.” — School Library Journal, starred review

“This endearing sequel…bursts with movement…to create a relatable and charming bond between readers and the character. This Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsesque story will have readers laughing and cheering for Sasha, Brit, Christine, and Abby.” – Booklist

“[Williams and Schneemann] craft explicitly trust-filled friendships in which the girls meet each other’s anxieties and blunders with actionable solutions.” – Publishers Weekly

Informative and with a diverse and LGBTQIA+ inclusive cast…this sequel is a good choice for readers who enjoyed Johnson’s The Breakaways or Armstrong’s Scout is Not a Band Kid.” – BCCB