Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez (2017, Nobrow Press; 56 pages)
Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Lorena Alvarez´s work is influenced by the vibrancy and color of her hometown, as well as the experiences and atmosphere of the Catholic school she attended as a child. Those memories and those colors are vitally present in Nightlights, a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity.
In graphic novel format, the book tells the story of Sandy, a girl with an extraordinary imagination and a vivid sense of her sourroundings. When tiny lights appear out of the darkness in her bedroom, she opts for catching them to create wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep. In the morning, she brings them back to life in her whimsical drawings. One day, a mysterious new girl named Morfie appears at her school. The school is run by strict nuns. The mysterious new girl will give attention to the drawings that nobody else has cared for before. The problems start when Morfie´s fascination turn into something far more dark and sinister.
With great suspense, gorgeous art, and interesting characters, this book would be perfect for children 10 years old and up in search of stories that explore different dimensions.
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Recommended by: Maite