This is a charming tale that reminds us of the pain of adolescence and how life just doesn’t go the way we want it to. Originally in French the universal themes apply to whatever language you speak and you really feel for the hero and the awkwardness of his situation.
The art is simple with lovely pastel colours perfectly complimenting the honesty of the story. Phone conversations, memories and moments of extreme emotion are all rendered in different techniques that work well. The layouts and clean style evoke the spirit of a young Hergé.
This is a short read but a wonderful glimpse into youth, friendship and the opposite sex with their attendant tribulations.