Amir Mohamed Mohamed de Jossgrund, Germany
Basé sur une histoire vraie. L'histoire du combat d'Emily, 14 ans, pour survivre, et comment elle garde un jeune garçon musulman en vie, après le chavirement d'un ferry surpeuplé dans l'océan Indien. Courage, interculturel, pensée logique, femme.
I gotta say it - I missed Yang's pictures. Although his storytelling is absolutely good enough to suck you in no matter what the pictures look like, I feel like the magical realism elements to this story didn't work as well in watercolor as they do in the computer-based illustrations Yang used in American Born Chinese. That said, I appreciated that this wasn't just another "Asian-amerikan kid under massive pressure by his parents" story. I enjoyed the detail in the medical school and video game subcultures, and found the heart of the story really touching. Pham's use of color is really interesting. Deceptively complex.