Adrian and the Tree of Secrets
Story by Hubert; Illustrations by Marie Caillou
Translation by David Homel
A bittersweet graphic novel about a nerdy teenaged boy, Adrian, who falls in love with the cool kid at school.
Adrian isn't very happy these days. He lives in a small town and goes to a Catholic high school. He wears glasses, secretly reads philosophy books, and wishes he had more muscles. He's dogged by a strict mother, bullied by fellow players on the soccer field, and chastised by the school principal, who considers rumors about Adrian being gay as a sign that he is "ill."
But Jeremy, the coolest kid at school, thinks otherwise; he takes Adrian on scooter trips, where they end up in Jeremy's secret tree-house stealing kisses. Adrian finds himself falling in love, until Jeremy's girlfriend rats them out, sending Jeremy into a tailspin of embarrassment. What will become of Adrian?
Adrian and the Tree of Secrets is a poignant, beautifully illustrated graphic novel about first love, growing up, and having the courage to be true to yourself.Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (Sep. 2014)
Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21 x 16.5 cm
Shipping Weight: 363 g