Omg. This book. This is possibly one of the most relatable books I’ve ever read. I feel like I spent the entire time I was reading it saying, “Yes, me too!” and, “What? I thought I was the only person who does that!” Seriously, every page just made my little introvert heart so happy.
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World
Published November 7th, 2017 by Andrews McMeel
This graphic novel memoir follows Debbie on her journey as a young adult as she comes to terms with being an introvert in an extroverted world. The grayscale, watercolor-style illustrations are gorgeous, and each little vignette is funny and poignant.
Seeing yourself in a book is the best feeling ever, and I hope that everyone has books they see themselves in. Here are just a couple of things I found in Quiet Girl in a Noisy World that were super relatable for me:
- Hating talking on the phone
- Needing to “recharge” after lots of social interaction
- Small talk = super awkward and difficult
- Forgetting someone’s name just after they’ve been introduced to you
- Just sitting at home doing NOTHING and loving it
- ALL THE BOOKWORM APPRECIATION!
- Seeming calm on the outside but when reality you are EXTREMELY ANXIOUS
- Taking refuge in the bathroom
- Bringing books with you for *just in case*
Thank you so much to Debbie Tung for creating a book that made me feel more heard and validated. I didn’t realize until I read this book how much I needed it.
So, if you’re an introvert, you should read this book because I am 99% sure you will feel less alone after reading it. And if you’re an extrovert, you should read it because I am 99% sure you will come out with more empathy for introverts and more knowledge about how you can be a better friend to introverts! Either way, (or if you don’t identify yourself as an introvert or an extrovert) it’s still just a really great, adorable book!
Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
Are you an introvert? Extrovert? Somewhere in between? What are some books that you found super relatable? Let me know in the comments!