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Cover of Noise: Based on a True Sto
A review of Noise: Based on a True Story by Kathleen Raymundo

This short and thought provoking comic will tug at your heartstrings. It's the first day of school and an introverted girl who wants to be left alone finds an empty seat on the bus. She settles in for a ride of quiet and solitude. This is interrupted by a curious and talkative little boy who keeps pestering her for school supplies. His constant requests and questions wear her down and she finally snaps at him.

The girl feels guilty afterward and everything about the rest of the day reminds her of the boy. She sets about to make amends and eventually reconnects with him in a way that reminds the reader that we should take care with our interactions with each other. You never know what others are going through and just a little understanding may have profound results.

Sep 23, 2019