Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

Graphic Novel - 2014
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While traveling home to Canada from California with three teens she hardly knows, eighteen-year-old Raleigh tries to understand her feelings about herself, her life, and her reason for going to California in the first place
Publisher: Portland, OR : Oni Press, Inc., [2014]
Edition: Tenth anniversary edition
ISBN: 9781620101131
Characteristics: 189 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm


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Mar 27, 2019

Lost at Sea is a very unique, yet strange book. The story follows an 18 year old who is confused. She feels as if she cannot find her soul. It’s a very short yet sweet novel. By the same creator as the Scott Pilgrim novels, Bryan Lee has surprised me once again with his amazing, beautiful art style! Personally, I think this is relatable in a way, as I am also a confused teenager just trying to find who I really am! Though I do wish one thing about this was different, which is that it is a pretty short story, and I wish it was a little longer. I indeed recommend this novel, and give it a 4/5. @Gummibee11 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 07, 2017

Drawings okay, but dialogue, characters and story weak. Juvenile. Protagonist is female, author is male.

Sep 08, 2016

Perfectly captures that feeling of Melancholy when one looks back on their teenage years.

Raleigh is pretty sure a cat stole her soul. She ends up on a cross country road trip, making peace with things from her past and trying to reclaim her soul. There's a fair bit of angst in this book, but it's all relatable, the prose is lyrical and introspective, and the artwork is classic Bryan Lee O'Malley. It's more Seconds than Scott Pilgrim, but still a great book.

Jul 01, 2015

This graphic novel was at lot different then I expected it to be, and a lot different than anything else I've ever read. It was a very interesting take on the theme of "finding yourself," which I enjoyed very much. The artwork of O'Malley isn't for me, but it was easy to follow nonetheless. If you haven't yet read this one, definitely give it a go!

Jun 03, 2015

My favorite graphic novel by Brian Lee O'Malley. Raleigh is more likable than Scott Pilgrim, and more relatable (to me at least) than Katie from Seconds. Her soul's been stolen by a cat. She goes on an adventure with three people from her high school from California back to Canada, in the hopes of finding it.

KateHillier May 11, 2014

This book was a little hard to get through. I liked the overall idea of the girl being awkward and out of sorts with everything but it was a little too disjointed for me. The main story gets cut off and then you're sent on a side story pretty randomly so it was hard to get into a rhythm until the end

Apr 14, 2014

This book reminds me of my attempts to write "meaningful" short stories. That is not a compliment; my short stories were terrible. The meandering whininess and philoso-babble gets tiresome in a hurry, and it strains belief that this nearly mute, obviously unhinged girl would manage to make friends (BEST friends) with her sparsely characterized companions in such a short and uneventful span of time. Also, the way these "young people" spoke just didn't ring true at all. I haven't read any of O'Malley's other stuff, and now I really don't care to.

Alexandra Matas
Nov 13, 2009

this book cracked me up, i read it, and was like 'whoa, that was deep!' but then i realized how funny it was cause her soul was taken by cats, but then i realized that i really liked how oblivious people can be, like they dont realize that they are just rambling about nothing, but then it gives you a view about what depressed people think.
I LIKED IT, tho, yu should read it, it makes you think <3

Oct 18, 2009

wow this book SUCKS alot ....do not read it

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Jan 05, 2009

Coarse Language: A swear word or 4 in every box.

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Jan 05, 2009

Sexual Content: Kissing


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Feb 02, 2009

Sometimes its good to give youre money to someone other than 'the man.'

Jan 17, 2009

I'm just confused. Everything's confusing. Everything beautiful is far away, or maybe everything far away is beautiful. It's like how the grass is greener on the other side. Grass just looks nicer from the other side, you know? Grass where you're standing looks like dirt with green hair.


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Twoey Gray
Jan 05, 2009

A soul-less girl goes on a road trip with several strangers and struggles through loss of a boyfriend, loss of a best friend, social isolation, parent's divorce, peer pressure, and more.

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