Monday, September 16, 2013

Little Fish Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

hosted by Zest Books

Little Fish
A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year
by Ramsey Beyer
 Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Published by Zest Books
Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Source: Finished Copy provided by Zest Books in exchange for my honest review

To eighteen-year-old Ramsey Beyer, the transition from a high school in small town Michigan to freshman year of college at a bustling art school wasn't entirely easy. Like most college freshman, Ramsey experienced an entire range of emotions through the year, from being painfully homesick to gleefully independent - and everything in between. And yet, overall, and in Ramsey's own words, at college she felt "limitless . . . like I'm challenging everything I thought I knew." Little Fish artfully tells the story of that different kind of year.

My Thoughts

Little Fish is told in a series of lists and comics. In the spirit of the book, I decided to share my thoughts in a list.
  • a memoir told in lists which I liked because: I like lists, made for a quick read
  • enjoyed the graphics - made reading a visual experience
  • expresses the anticipation and expectation of going away to college - which anyone getting to go to college or anyone who has been to college can relate to
  • shares the excitement and anxiety of making new friends in a new place
  • small town girl with big city dreams wants to know more about the world outside of her comfort zone
  • made me think what my college experience would have been like if I had gone to a college halfway across the country
  • reminded me of my own experiences of getting out on my own and making new friends beyond my best friends from high school
  • great for fans of creative storytelling
  • readers may be inspired to chronicle their college experience in a similar way
  • makes me want to read more graphic novels
  • makes me want to know more about the author and her zines!!  

Get Little Fish

Ramsey Beyer grew up on a farm in Paw Paw, Michigan, before escaping to city life in Baltimore, where she earned a BFA in experimental animation. She currently lives in Philadelphia and Little Fish is her first (traditionally) published book.

 Find Ramsey Beyer

Thanks to Zest Books I can giveaway a Little Fish Prize Pack 
to one of my blog readers.

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This week's tour stops 
Monday, September 16th  
Actin’ Up with Books

Tuesday, September 17th  
The Empire Strikes Forward

Wednesday, September 18th  
Bumbles and Fairy-Tales
Live to Read

Thursday, September 19th  
I am a Reader, Not a Writer
Dear Teen Me

Friday, September 20th  
The Crazy Bookworm

Saturday, September 21st  
Book Whales
Comics Worth Reading  
Allison’s Book Bag


  1. This sounds like an awesome book! I love how creative you were with your review! I like how the author was creative in her storytelling and this book comes out at just the right time of year. Great review, Joli!

    1. It really was a great book. Perfect gift for a high school graduate. Maybe I should have included that in my list. Even though the pictures were drawn and not photographs, it seemed a lot like a scrapbook.


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