Since the deaths of their parents, Hortense and her sisters have been on their own. But, although their parents are gone, their spirits can still visit.
Winter arrives, and, as the world is buried in snow, Hortense buries her life in books. She wonders what she will become: A character in her favorite series? A surgeon of incurable diseases who can help her new friend Muguette? Or perhaps an actress? But to go on stage, Hortense would have to overcome her shyness, which seems unlikely for a girl who’d rather write in her diary than express her feelings out loud. It’s in her diary where she exposes her innermost thoughts and shares the ups and downs of her teenage life.
Based on the best-selling novels by Malika Ferdjoukh.
Bereaved by the death of their parents, five sisters live in a seaside villa–growing up together, sharing their grief, experiences, and love.
Oldest daughter Charlie struggles to care for her sisters in the wake of the accident that took their parents, while each of the younger sisters narrates a volume of the series, taking place over a year. Each girl has her own personality and point of view, and reflects some aspect of ourselves back to us:
Enid, age 9, is outgoing, with a great sense of humor; Hortense, age 11, is shy and likes to be alone; Bettina, age 14, is good-hearted but temperamental; Genevieve, age 16, is passionate about cooking and boxing.
This, the first volume, is narrated by youngest sister Enid and takes place in autumn. A free spirit, she enjoys wandering alone and talking to animals and anything she meets. Her best friend Gulliver is, like her, offbeat and creative. When Enid begins hearing ghost-like screams, the two friends embark on a scary adventure. These sisters are not perfect and they may not always get along, but in times of need, they can always count on one another.
Nominated for the Children’s Graphic Novel award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
“This is a modern classic in kids’ comics.” – JT Lindross, Euro Comics Roundup