Friday, February 16, 2018

Review: My Boyfriend Is a Bear

My Boyfriend Is a Bear My Boyfriend Is a Bear by Pamela Ribon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With a title like My Boyfriend is a Bear, who wouldn't be curious enough to pick this up? This is a graphic novel by Pamela Ribon that explores the love life of a young woman living in L.A. named Nora. You find out a lot about her past failed relationships, then you get to her current one--with a bear. Yes, a literal bear.

The relationship appears to be as normal as one could be with a bear. Yes, he tears up things. Yes, he breaks things. Avoid stepping on and crushing Nora's cat is a matter of life and death (for the cat). But there are good times too, when Bear does everything he can to make Nora happy. Her friends and her parents are not sure that this relationship should continue, especially when natural instincts call and Bear has to go hibernate.

If you look at it as a metaphor on relationships (and a lot on how other people tend to meddle and think they knows what's best), it's a cute story. If you take it too literally, you may not enjoy it quite as much, though the artwork is a fun, vibrant style that anyone could appreciate.

*Book provided by NetGalley

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