★ This nuanced tale of an observant, sensitive boy finding his own brand of strength is bittersweet and beautifully composed.
— Booklist, Starred Review
★ Britt writes with perception about the torment of first love.
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
★ [A] perceptive addition to graphic novel collections.
— School Library Journal, Starred Review
★ Louis Undercover is a deceptively complex book—simple enough for children, but with enough layers to reward repeated readings by adults.
— Foreword Reviews, Starred Review
Written by Fanny Britt
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou
In this powerful new graphic novel from Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, we meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his alcoholic dad and his worried mom, and who, with the help of his best friend, tries to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie.
A beautifully illustrated, true-to-life portrayal of just how complex family relationships can be, seen through the eyes of a wise, sensitive boy who manages to find his own way forward.