Graphic Novel Review: Days of Sugar and Spice

Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément (Script), Anna Montel (Art)
Rating: 4 Stars
Series:  Standalone
Length: 145 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
I haven’t set foot in my childhood village since I was eight. Some people would get emotional, but I don’t feel a thing. Or at least nothing positive, because if we’re talking feelings in general, well, anger’s always seething in me. But hey, don’t think I was born this way. No. This anger was taught to me very patiently, it was skillfully injected, slowly distilled. I’m angry at the world, angry at men, angry with myself.

At the age of 28, Rose learns that her father has died and returns to Klervi, her childhood village in Brittany. Revisiting the family bakery she’s inherited brings back buried memories of her former life. She’s reunited with her old aunt Marronde and her extensive feline entourage, as well as Gael, her schoolgirl crush who’s now a grown man…

When she comes across her father’s personal journal, a treasure trove of secrets and recipes, Rose realizes it might be time for a fresh start in life.

It has been a while since I read this graphic novel before writing out this review, so this review will be entirely on what I remembered. The graphic novel tells the story of Rose, who learns that her father has died. She returns to her childhood hometown to her father’s bakery. She goes through many memories and is reunited with family and friends. She soon realizes that she has to come up with a decision on what to do with the bakery and her life.

Between Rose and the bakery, her friends, and her aunt, I thought the story was very sweet. There wasn’t anything really added on to it, other than regaining relationships and running the bakery. I did enjoy seeing the relationships being developed from the beginning and ending and everything coming together. All in all, a very simple, easy story to read.

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