‘Sattouf has drawn a portrait of a generation’ Observer, Graphic Novel of the Month
‘Everything you wanted to know about your kids but were afraid to ask…’ Leïla Slimani
Every week, the comic book artist Riad Sattouf talks to his friend’s daughter, Esther. She tells him about her life, about school, her friends, her hopes, dreams and fears, and then he works it up into a comic strip.
This book consists of 52 of those strips, telling between them the story of a year in the life of this sharp, spirited and hilarious child. The result is a moving, insightful and utterly addictive glimpse into the real lives of children growing up in today’s world.