Soppy by Philippa Rice
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2014
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Quick and Short
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Slice of Life, Romance, Realistic, Relationships, Non fiction
SOPPY is Philippa Rice’s collection of comics and illustrations based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPY captures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.
Not all love stories have to be grandiose. For something to be admirable, it doesn’t have to be rare or worthy of a dreamy romantic comedy movie.
SOPPY shows us exactly this. It’s about two people who meet, spend time together, fall in love, want to spend more time together and so on. Nothing incredible happens.
And yet their story is still very beautiful, because they learn to love each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They listen to one another and remember the little details that can change everything.
It’s not what a fairy tale in a book or on a screen would look like, but it’s what a realistic fairy tale should be. No need for the prince and princess, for the knight and damsel in distress, for the rich and the pauper.
All you need is two people who wake up every day unable to imagine themselves waking up without the other person next to them. Love does not have to be grand escapades, expensive gifts and never-ending sex.
So cute I want to sleep with it on my pillow next to me tonight. *my new best friend*
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