This book, more than any other, has had the biggest impact on me at probably the hardest time in my life. I was recommended this book by a blog I used to follow directly following the breakup of my high school/college girlfriend. This event coincided nicely with the theme of the book which is first love and first loss.
Blankets more than any other film, comic, book, or any other type of media captures the whole experience of being in love for the first time as well as what is like to lose said love. The artwork is amazingly beautiful. Every single page is amazingly detailed. Just from an aesthetic viewpoint Blankets is a masterpiece. Even after multiple readings it still affects me in a profound way. I could give you a synopsis of the book, but that wouldn’t do it justice. This book should not be enjoyed in a piecemeal fashion or boiled down to a few paragraphs. It should be taken in its entirety. If you are looking for a brutally honest and real account of first love and loss please check this out. You will be glad you did.