Graphic Novel Review: Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride

Graphic Novel Review: Something New: Tales from a Makeshift BrideSomething New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
Published by First Second on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 292

A funny and whip-smart new book about the institution of marriage in America told through the lens of her recent engagement and wedding…. The graphic novel tackles the all-too-common wedding issues that go along with being a modern woman: feminism, expectations, getting knocked over the head with gender stereotypes, family drama, and overall wedding chaos and confusion.


Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride brought me back to my own thoughts of my own wedding. As much as I don’t usual read memoirs, I love them in graphic format and have enjoyed Knisley’s other books. I didn’t go into as much planning as Lucy did but it was lovely to see another glimpse into a wedding being planned.

I love the way she mixed the format of graphic novel, involved some actual photos and really sectioned the book well. She involved traditions along with what she personally chose for her own wedding. I absolutely loved the moments with her husband to be and her family.


A beautiful graphic novel about preparing for a wedding and finding what is important in all aspects. 🙂

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