Thursday, February 18, 2010

CancerVixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Marisa Acocella Marchetto draws on her experience as a cartoonist for Glamour and The New Yorker to write and illustrate this graphic novel. Cancer Vixen is Marchetto's memoir, describing her fight with cancer. Marchetto starts off before her diagnosis, with her exciting Manhattan life then takes you step by step through her journey with cancer. Marchetto takes a comedic approach to a very tough subject. Cancer Vixen tells an "overcoming cancer" story in an upbeat and inspirational way.

Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto puts a funny spin on a tale about overcoming cancer. Marchetto, a big city fashonista, takes you throughout her journey with friends, doctors, needles, her mother and great shoes. Marchetto is witty, honest and real. The characters all grab your attention, especially her overbearing mom and loving fianc←. Marchetto's colorfull drawings add to the story and bring everything to life. But, even though it is full of bright colors it is a heavy topic that Marchetto is able to respect. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope to read more from Marchetto.

CancerVixen dove into a very deep and emotional topic and describes in detail doctor visits and procedures.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Amherst, MA USA