Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung // ARC Review

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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

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World
Debbie Tung
Published November 7th, 2017 by Andrews McMeel
Graphic Novel


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
  • 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.

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Are you an introvert? Extrovert? Somewhere in between? What are some books that you found super relatable? Let me know in the comments!


♥ Annie

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