Luisa: Now and Then

Luisa: Now and Then

At 32, Luisa encounters her 15-year-old self in this sensitive, bold story about self-acceptance and sexuality. Single, and having left behind her dream to become a renowned photographer, she is struggling to find out who she is and what she wants. In order to help and guide her younger self, she must finally face herself and her past. When Luisa finds herself attracted to a female neighbor, things become even more complicated... Insightful and funny, this is a feel-good coming-of-age story.

Title:Luisa: Now and Then
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781594656439
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    Luisa: Now and Then Reviews

  • Dave Schaafsma

    A queer romance (of sorts) by Carole Laurel, adapted by Mariko Tamaki. Luisa, living alone at 32, meets her 15 year old self and the focus is on sexuality and coming out and acceptance. But it's sweet...

  • Sam Quixote

    In the tradition of wacky body swap fantasies like Freaky Friday and Big (still Tim Honks’ best movie) comes the story of a grouchy 33 year old who meets her 15 year old self somehow! They fight, Th...

  • Eilonwy

    Every adult has probably fantasized at some point about going back in time and telling something important to our teen selves, something that will put us on track for the life we think we “should”...

  • Erica

    2.5 starsI enjoyed the art quite a bit and I liked what the story was trying to do, I just felt it was jerky and clunky. It didn't evoke the feelings in me I'd expected for a story about past self mee...

  • Elizabeth A

    Here's a thought experiment for you: Bring your 15 year old self to mind. Can you see that person clearly, or have they become fuzzy and faded with time? Now imagine your 32 year old self walking down...

  • Rod Brown

    Wow. This gentle time travel fantasy is my favorite graphic novel of 2018 so far.A thirtysomething woman opens the door to her apartment, comes face to face with her teenage self, and is appalled at w...

  • Julie Ehlers

    Luisa is one of those books that makes me glad I started checking graphic novels out from the library instead of buying so many of them. This was fun and I liked the art, but it was a pretty standard ...

  • vanessa

    I really liked the concept and art here, though some parts were a bit predictable or felt stilted/forced. It's a nice coming-of-age story with a time traveling twist. Overall, it was fun and I liked t...

  • Tatiana

    I read this in english but couldn't find that version available on Goodreads. I rather enjoyed this time traveling-esque story about sexuality and self acceptance....

  • Kelly Hager

    This was the last book I got at ALA and the first one I read. I'm a new fan of graphic novels and this one sounded amazing. It's incredibly specific (Luisa---at both ages---is someone who's not entir...