Title: Hidden Heartbreak
Author: Emma Lee
Pages: 224 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Graphic Novel, Non-fiction
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Hidden Heartbreak follows the progression of a doomed relationship from blissful beginning to devastating end, capturing the all-encompassing and blinding euphoria of love as well as the crushing doubt and disappointment that accompany a breakup. In comics that are relatable, vulnerable, and often funny, as well as interactive pieces that invite readers to process their own heartbreak, Emma Lee charts a path forward, reminding us that the heart is a resilient thing.
Hidden Heartbreak is a graphic novel featuring the course of an affair that ends on a bad break up.
Though it claims to portray the “progression of a doomed relationship from blissful beginning to devastating end”, there was no blissful beginning to begin with! Only the “all blinding euphoria of love” that makes you ignore all the red flags that were present from the very start.
The illustrations were pretty good and definitely funny and relatable for anyone who’s been foolish in love. Who’s ever tried to nurse an emotionally unavailable soul and have been devastated when their love-potion did not work. It’s for anyone who has struggled over a break-up.
There were even activity sheets in-between for reader’s participation. It enquired from what were the first signs we ignored to what closure meant to us. I felt it was pretty thoughtful.
But the book was unnecessarily long that resulted in repetitive illustrations. Also, I felt the punch was missing somewhere. All over the book was nothing amazing to stick with you. But also, it was not bad. I’ll give it a 3.5 out of 5.
My Rating: 3.5/5
‘Hidden Heartbreak’ is available as Paperback and E-book.