Saturday, October 5, 2019

Graphic Novel Review of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung

Read for: Recently Added & Graphic Novel Challenge

Synopsis: "Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie Tung’s comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert.

This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert.

The first half of the book traces Debbie’s final year in college: socializing with peers, dating, falling in love (with an extrovert!), moving in, getting married, meeting new people, and simply trying to fit in. The second half looks at her life after graduation: finding a job, learning to live with her new husband, trying to understand social obligations when it comes to the in-laws, and navigating office life. Ultimately, Quiet Girl sends a positive, pro-introvert message: our heroine learns to embrace her introversion and finds ways to thrive in the world while fulfilling her need for quiet."

My Review: I have never read a book I could relate to more! These little comics about being an introvert and the landmines associated with the personality were so spot on. I loved reading it and have instructed both my son and husband to read it as well in hopes they can gain more understanding in what makes me tick. It was such an enjoyable read with such an impact.

My Rating: I have never found a book that I could connect with on the level of this one! I can't even put into words how perfect it is.  I have to give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag and encourage anyone who is an introvert or lives with/loves an introvert to go pick it up!


  1. Introverts for the win! I need to read this! I wish extroverted people would read stuff like this so they could understand how hard and energy draining socializing is for us. Instead, they jump to conclusions on how we hate them. Ugh! *step off soapbox* Sorry to unload there.

    1. No need to apologize! I feel entirely the same way! Both Hubby and Munchkin are clear extroverts and don't seem to be able to wrap their heads around the fact that I am simply wired differently. This book really breaks it down and makes it so clear, so I am going to make them both read it.