Living with Viola

By Saily Marrero Living With Viola by Rosena Fung is a middle grade graphic novel about Olivia (AKA Livy), a young Canadian Chinese girl, coping with anxiety and panic disorder. Within the first few pages, we’re introduced to Viola, Livy’s anxiety personified as a black and blue version of herself. And whose name is an anagram of Olivia. When Livy feels anxious, Viola arrives, black and blue colors consume the pages, and a large number of speech bubbles appear. The latter shows us the amount of overwhelming and oftentimes negative thoughts Livy has caused by her anxiety. The opposite happens … Continue reading Living with Viola