La Perdida is a graphic novel about a young woman named Carla Olivares who decides to move to Mexico City from the United States to explore her Mexican heritage. Carla is forced to negotiate two groups of friends: the one group consisting of fellow American expatriates while the other are Mexico City natives. Her use of Spanish with English subtitles in the first couple chapters brings much life to the story, along with her sketchy drawings of the people and places she encounters. The glossary is a must read, especially if you are brushing up on your Spanish and would like to gain more cultural insight into the language.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PN6727.A25 P47 2006
1st Floor Graphic Novels Collection
Review submitted by: Annie Knight, Coordinator of CUC Library Services, Leatherby Libraries