If you read “I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You” by Yumi Sakugawa, and nothing seems relatable to you, then my dear reader, you have failed to make that one (or few) good friend(s) for life or perhaps you are the bad egg. Or maybe you just don’t like humans, that’s a good enough reason.
“I Think…” is a cute, fuzzy graphic novel celebrating platonic friendships, that are no less important than romantic ones. It will wrap you around like a warm blanket, reminding you of your own close friends, the ones who will listen to all your rants, celebrate your smallest achievements and send you silly/weird GIFs and memes they know you’d find funny.
The artwork is simple and there is something so endearing in the childish simplicity that it will have you smiling throughout the course of the book. Sakugawa adorably captures the essence of being in “friend-love” with someone. Although, it seems a little one-sided from the character’s point of view.
If someone pops into your mind while reading this illustrated little book, you know you should be gifting it to them. It’s a perfect pick for your best-friend’s birthday. Or to confess to someone that you think you are in ‘friend-love’ with them. Maybe with a little note that says “it’s not meant to creep you out”.
I loved this book, so it’s a 5/5 from me.
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