4 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story – Debbie Tung

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World is exactly the non-fiction graphic novel that introverts should read. It encapsulates exactly what it is to be an introvert, all of the feelings and anxieties associated with it, and presents them in an approachable and meaningful fashion. If you’re an introvert, you’ll find yourself in these pages and realize (if you haven’t already) that you’re not alone and there are many people out there that feel the same way that you do. I think that is the most important part of this and why I would recommend it to introverts that I know or even extroverts who might want to learn more about or understand their introverted friends or partners.

Debbie’s story is told from college, through her time in grad school, her marriage, and realizing what it takes to be an adult. As a result, although this could be an incredibly important read for teens who struggle with their identity and figuring out how to fit in (hint – be yourself, don’t try to be something that you’re not, and you’ll find where you belong) – it may be challenging for them to fully engage with it as the topics and times of the character’s life are not things that they have encountered yet. As an adult who is in the exact same time of life as Debbie depicts in her comics, being in grad school, juggling a new career in the library, and being in a more serious relationship – it was something that I immediately related to.

Despite the age of Debbie throughout her adorably illustrated comics, I feel that this nonfiction graphic novel would be appealing to a wide range of readers. The story and art were so approachable and inviting, so I ended up reading the book in short order and fell in love with her style. I immediately went in search of her other book(s) and checked out Book Love, which sounds like another graphic novel that I will wholeheartedly recommend in the future. Her style and stories also reminded me of Sarah’s Scribbles, especially Adulthood is a Myth so I would likely recommend the two of their graphic novels together.

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4 thoughts on “Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story – Debbie Tung”

  1. I had spotted this when I checked out Book Love, but you might have convinced me to pick this one up. It sounds a bit more better than Book Love, and has a bit more story with it. I also keep thinking the MC in the sleeping bag looks like a dragon (like Toothless) on the cover, and I keep getting confused, lol. Wonderful review, Kyera! 🙂

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