Friday, August 22, 2014

Seconds: A Graphic Novel

The Serenity prayer says, “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.” But what if you didn't have to accept the things you couldn't change? What if there was a way to fix the things you wanted change from your past? Would know what would make your life better? Would you even like the new life your change created? These are questions encountered by Seconds main character Katie.

Katie is an amazing chef who is in the process of opening her own restaurant while living in the upstairs apartment of the current successful restaurant she runs. Then in the span of one night things start to go sour with her new restaurants progress coming to a halt, her ex-boyfriend showing up and one of her waitresses getting seriously hurt. That’s when a mysterious young girl shows up and offers Katie a mushroom with simple instructions: 1. Write down your mistake. 2. Ingest one mushroom. 3. Go to sleep. 4. Wake anew.  This opens Katie’s world to the possibilities of fixing all of her missteps. Unfortunately Katie learns that your missteps are just as important in making you the people you are as your successes, and you can’t change these things without changing who you are.

I really loved this book, just like I loved O’Malley’s previous work with the Scott Pilgrim series. I felt that Scott Pilgrim spoke to me as I was approaching full-fledged adulthood and now Seconds is speaks to me as I progress through adulthood. I can relate to Katie as she is undertaking new things in her career and I admit I occasionally look back at my life and wonder, “What if?” but I also consider that I  happy and I wouldn't want to change anything that changes where I am now. It was a great read watching Katie come to the same conclusion that I did, but you know I didn't have any magic mushrooms to help me get there.  

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