Just Pretend


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$12.99  $12.08
Little, Brown Ink
Publish Date
5.8 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Tori Sharp is a Seattle-based author-illustrator and swing and blues dancer with a BFA in sequential art from SCAD. You can find her online at www.noveltori.com and on Twitter @noveltori. Just Pretend is her debut graphic novel.


"Just Pretend is a celebration of active imaginations everywhere, a grounded and relatable tale of family and friends with just a little bit of fantasy swirled in. Tori Sharp's charming story and polished art style will have readers enchanted from the first page."
--Whitney Gardner, author-illustrator of Fake Blood
"In Just Pretend, Tori offers a frank and honest portrayal of her dealings with divorce, losing friends, and growing up. Divorce can be difficult on any child, but Tori's tale reminds us that finding refuge in imagination is always welcome."--Rex Ogle, award-winning author of Free Lunch
"In Just Pretend, Tori Sharp effortlessly weaves together the raw emotions of growing up in a fractured family with the limitless world of our imaginations. Her fluid and expressive artwork gives readers a story full of heart, growth, and fantastical adventures."
--Mai K. Nguyen, author-illustrator of Pilu of the Woods
"Working in a simple, expressive cartoon style reminiscent of Raina Telgemeier's, Sharp captures facial and body language with easy naturalism.... A rich and deeply felt slice of life." --Kirkus
"Led by an endearing and resilient heroine, Sharp's memoir makes a strong case for imagination as a middle school survival tactic.... Sharp creates a portrait of a resourceful young artist using her passion to forge connections." --Publishers Weekly
"Full of the challenges of family, school, and friends, this is a book that will likely resonate with plenty of teens and tweens . . . Hand to fans of Shannon Hale, Raina Telgemeier, or Maria Scrivan."--Booklist