This will now be my go to book whenever anyone asks me of a good graphic novel to read. I do not care if they read them regularly or have never ever read one.Maybe it is because the subject matter is so close to my heart -- a difficult family life with a looming threat, one that mimics a reoccurring issue from my own childhood that I can recall with photographic memory from the many times it came up in mine -- that makes this resonate so well with me. I can not discount that as a force in making me adore this book with all my heart, but I think it is something far greater than that. Something far greater than Joe Kelly's deft dialogue and plotting. Something even more astounding than the jaw droppingly amazing art by J.M. Ken Niimura. The one thing that makes this graphic novel the one I will recommend over all others is the main character, Babara Thorson, the most amazing completely realized child I have read since Lyra Belacqua from the His Dark Materials trilogy. Her journey in both the physical world and that of her mind vibrates with such authenticity.I went into reading it without an ounce of knowledge about what the story was about, other than it came recommended by many people I trust, and am harboring great desire to spoil it for you, but I will do you the favor of holding my tongue. Just know this book needs to be read (I dare you to try and put it down after starting it). And You will want to share it with others.Simply put this is a revelation.