Book Review/Living with Viola – Lewiston Sun Journal

Living with Viola by Rosena Fung

Living with Viola
By Rosena Fung

Eleven-year-old Olivia has just started at a new school. She has caring teachers and eventually makes some new friends, but
unfortunately, she is plagued by a bully- the personification of her anxiety, a shadowy, cruel version of herself she calls Viola. Whenever something good happens to Olivia, Viola is right there to remind her of all her worries.

Living with Viola is a graphic novel with bold linework and vibrant colors that is based on the author’s own experiences. Olivia’s story will feel familiar to anyone who grew up or is growing up with an anxiety disorder. Books like this are important for young readers to understand themselves and to understand others.

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