Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

2016-04-17 13.42.47

hyperbole review
All the caricatures that have been drawn of me before have been blatantly wrong. This. This is me. This is my face.

Hyperbole and a Half stars Allie as she navigates through stories of her childhood, her two very strange dogs, her relationship with her mom, and her general anxiety in a smattering of hand-drawn pictures and text.

I’ve got to say, I wasn’t too smitten with the protagonist. I found her quirks to be incredibly annoying — this coming from a quirky person myself! Since ‘hyperbole’ is in the title, I had a difficult time discerning fact from fiction. I went through each chapter (they weren’t chronological, by the way) thinking, “ain’t no way! ain’t no way in hell…. oh. maybe it’s… exaggerated…?” Yet, there were some redeeming funny moments with her mom, which validates my decision of having 1 or less kids, and the drawings were perfection (see above).

I gave H and a Half  ♥♥ — not my favorite, but I see why people gravitate towards her humor.





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