It is a cute romance between a girl and her sweet Bear. They find alternate activities when it becomes clear that, say, hiking or the zoo aren't ideal outings. I would like to thank the publisher, author, and Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. First, let me say, you have to suspend your disbelief quite a bit in this weird story of a young woman who falls in love with a wild bear. The bear is like the perfect boyfriend except 1. It wasn't a metaphor for real life relationship woes it was just a wonderful story about a young woman who is in love with the nicest black bear. Re-circulated through The Hollywood Reporter's industry newsletter.
Meeting the parents dad is impressed with the bear's handiness around the house mom doubts they'll make it long term , and the friends one of Nora's besties thinks the bear is awesome while the other expresses loud and increasingly angry concerns that the bear being a bear will ultimately only hurt Nora, and Nora's inability to remember to fold and store the bears artisanal coffee correctly. And her friends think he isn't right for her, and she admits he has his faults, but he does love her and her cat, so what more could you want in a boyfriend. The biggest obstacle the two lovers face is the age-old struggle of man versus nature--or, in this case, woman versus hibernation. Quite by accident, Nora thinks she may have found the perfect boyfriend. Do people frequently date animals in this world? After a spate of bad boyfriends, the heroine asks her girlfriends' advice about what to look for in a boyfriend. He is there when she needs it, he comforts her when she has a shitty day, he is a great cuddler. Written by Pamela Ribon, the story magically balances a clever, goofy awareness of its off-kilter premise with, at heart, an unabashed sincerity and insight into the highs and lows in love and relationships.
Being drunk means Nora is pretty chill about finding a 500 pound American Black Bear on her porch and from that moment on they are an item. Nora is a thoroughly modern Los Angeleno who hasn't had much luck in love. Recommends This Book The delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500 pound American black bear. This is just a weird, weird book for me. But mostly because I was thinking of a certain Great Canadian Novel I only had a rudimentary knowledge of. Farris Emily and the Strangers works the rom-com formula to the hilt in a colorful cartoony style, using chibi figures occasionally for extreme emotions.
I enjoy seeing their challenge in trying to make a fraught relationship work. It seems that Hollywood's recent interest in romantic comedies, paired with the industry's love of adapting comics and graphic novels to film, will help bring Ribon and Farris' work to the big screen as the film rights to My Boyfriend is a Bear have been attained. I loved this book beary much! I happened to read it on Valentine's day, which was just perfectly fitting. . When Emily tells me to read a book, I do it.
Can't you see there's no future in this for you? All in all, a book I would highly recommend. It has a happy ending and a message of self discovery amidst the onslaught of outside opinions. This is the most heart-touching, heart warming, the cutest romance I read ever! He can't help his instincts, but I am sure he wishes he could just stay with Nora for all the time and not just half of the year. Sure, the bear understands her, has his own way of communicating, is super sweet and attentive, and even gets a job at one point, but seriously? Really, dude, she broke up with you. After spending so much time with the Bear, Nora learns his general moods from the various sounds he makes.
This graphic novel caters to fans of the beloved genre. Though I have to say that there were parts that had me go ehhhhhhhhhh. There is quite a bit of adult language and a tiny bit of sexual innuendo so I wouldn't recommend this to kids but probably more mid to older teens, depending on the person. I don't regret reading this, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it. Based on growing buzz, I anticipated fun, charming, even sweet. While some people may squick out over the suggestive aspect of Bestiality, it's no more different to me than the platonic love between people and animals in works such as Guru-guru Pon-chan, Princess Tutu, and. It was so hard to read, but I will admit that I loved the artwork and I thought the story was cute.
The odds are against this working, with all the obvious obstacles, but hey, love conquers all, apparently. It's an odd little comic. We get two facing pages of cartooned exes who are painfully familiar losers she has dated. The west coast is a strange place. Bear and Nora's relationship is cute, and maybe if it kept up the whole platonic, anime vibe I could buy it. Nora makes the bear his own clothes, learns all she can about his species and defends him when her friends and family disparage him. Honestly it was kind of amusing if vaguely uncomfortable the further you go and have to read about these two being horny for each other.
So, it was a welcome surprise when I stumbled upon this little gem of a comic. The pictures are nice, and as someone who grew up in L. At the very least, I didn't think I would come away with such a definitively negative experience. Review first posted at So when this first caught my attention I prepared myself for a deep, possibly more than a little sexually creepy, social commentary on. So, here are my thoughts on by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris. When it did I gently I flipped through its pages. This becomes a challenge of trust, acceptance, and living a balanced life.
Yes, he really is a bear. He and the cat are compatible too and they help out each other. This book is exactly what it sounds like. When the bear goes off to hibernate the action is split between the bright vibrant panels of Nora's life alone with tinier, water colored panels depicting the bear in various states of slumber. Though the obstacles are definitely specific to their unique relationship, the message rings loud and clear for everyone to hold close: Do what makes you happy with the people or bears? The dangers of labeling and projecting our own preconceived notions of what happiness really means or what defines a successful relationship? A quick read that will stay with you long after you're done reading it. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Her screenwriting work includes Moana and Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet.