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Elle, c'est une fille un peu comme tout le monde mais pas tout à fait comme les autres. Jeune fille pétillante et équilibrée, c'est tout naturellement qu'elle est intégrée dans une joyeuse bande d'amis dès son arrivée au collège Mercury. Mais se doutent-ils qu'Elle n'est pas seule ? Elle serait même plutôt cinq... Cinq personnalités hautes en couleurs et pas toujours amica Elle, c'est une fille un peu comme tout le monde mais pas tout à fait comme les autres. Jeune fille pétillante et équilibrée, c'est tout naturellement qu'elle est intégrée dans une joyeuse bande d'amis dès son arrivée au collège Mercury. Mais se doutent-ils qu'Elle n'est pas seule ? Elle serait même plutôt cinq... Cinq personnalités hautes en couleurs et pas toujours amicales. Qui est Elle, réellement ?


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Elle, c'est une fille un peu comme tout le monde mais pas tout à fait comme les autres. Jeune fille pétillante et équilibrée, c'est tout naturellement qu'elle est intégrée dans une joyeuse bande d'amis dès son arrivée au collège Mercury. Mais se doutent-ils qu'Elle n'est pas seule ? Elle serait même plutôt cinq... Cinq personnalités hautes en couleurs et pas toujours amica Elle, c'est une fille un peu comme tout le monde mais pas tout à fait comme les autres. Jeune fille pétillante et équilibrée, c'est tout naturellement qu'elle est intégrée dans une joyeuse bande d'amis dès son arrivée au collège Mercury. Mais se doutent-ils qu'Elle n'est pas seule ? Elle serait même plutôt cinq... Cinq personnalités hautes en couleurs et pas toujours amicales. Qui est Elle, réellement ?

30 review for La Nouvelle(s)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shannara

    I love this, but why does it end that way???!!! Why!!?!??? This is around 100 pages, so I guess it makes sense that it ends on a cliffhanger, but I was having such a good time reading this and the end came in and slapped in the face!!! Even with that happening, I really enjoyed this!! The art was great, the storyline is really unique and I love all the characters!!! (Besides those crappy popular girls, don’t like them at all) I am seriously in need of the next installment. Elle is just so awesom I love this, but why does it end that way???!!! Why!!?!??? This is around 100 pages, so I guess it makes sense that it ends on a cliffhanger, but I was having such a good time reading this and the end came in and slapped in the face!!! Even with that happening, I really enjoyed this!! The art was great, the storyline is really unique and I love all the characters!!! (Besides those crappy popular girls, don’t like them at all) I am seriously in need of the next installment. Elle is just so awesome, even considering everything that’s going on with her. And I totally want her to get together with a specific character, and it’s not Otis!! Anyway, I totally recommend this to graphic novel lovers who enjoy unexplained complications, amazing friends and color illustrations!!!! It’s all so vivid and beautiful!!! Ugh, I just love it!! Thanks so much to NetGalley and Europe Comics for allowing me to read this for my honest and unbiased opinion. Check out this review and others on my blog @ https://shannarareads.com/?p=439 Thank you!!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    Are you freaking kidding me?! The graphic novel ended way too soon!!!! Ah, teen drama. Or so I thought! But then I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated. It was like I was watching an amazing anime while I was reading this graphic novel. Well, it turned out to be too short for me. I can understand it's just the first volume yet I wanted a few more pages to understand some basic introduction to the characters, especially the main character. The artstyle is so polished and so well crafted. I don't thi Are you freaking kidding me?! The graphic novel ended way too soon!!!! Ah, teen drama. Or so I thought! But then I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated. It was like I was watching an amazing anime while I was reading this graphic novel. Well, it turned out to be too short for me. I can understand it's just the first volume yet I wanted a few more pages to understand some basic introduction to the characters, especially the main character. The artstyle is so polished and so well crafted. I don't think I have come across such neat, eye-popping illustrations in a graphic novel. The plot that's coming seems heavy at the moment. It seems about finding one's own identity and background. So far as the first volume goes, I appreciate everything else except for the plot which I feel would be made clear in the following volumes. Waiting for them eagerly (fingers crossed!). You won't regret picking up this one though. A treat for your eyes. Thank you Authors and the publisher for the advance reading copy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Janna

    3.5/5🌟: this was really interesting, but unfortunately a bit short. i know graphic novels are short, but it felt a bit underwhelming, nonetheless. still, the art was beautiful and bright and i'm definitely intrigued by the story. i wish they wouldn't have used derogatory words in connection to therapists though. thank you netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest opinion. 3.5/5🌟: this was really interesting, but unfortunately a bit short. i know graphic novels are short, but it felt a bit underwhelming, nonetheless. still, the art was beautiful and bright and i'm definitely intrigued by the story. i wish they wouldn't have used derogatory words in connection to therapists though. thank you netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest opinion.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Haider

    Colorful new graphic novel alert! This one is translated from French and now available in English. Elle is the new girl at school. She is bubbly, fun, and cool. She quickly settles in with a group of new friends. But Elle has a secret. She has a handful of personalities. Each of which come out at varying times, sometimes in very quick succession. This is shown in the book not just by the change in Elle's demeanor but also in the color of her hair. There's the bubbly fun Elle with the pink hair, Colorful new graphic novel alert! This one is translated from French and now available in English. Elle is the new girl at school. She is bubbly, fun, and cool. She quickly settles in with a group of new friends. But Elle has a secret. She has a handful of personalities. Each of which come out at varying times, sometimes in very quick succession. This is shown in the book not just by the change in Elle's demeanor but also in the color of her hair. There's the bubbly fun Elle with the pink hair, the silent, sulking Elle with green hair, bitchy Elle with the blonde hair and a few more. OK, I really liked this one. The art was colorful and fun to look at. And, I will admit it, I am a sucker for multiple personality stories. This one also had some likeness to the Pixar film Inside Out. Age, wise, I would think this is good for middle school through adults. This is the first in a series, so I am definitely looking forward to the next one. Thank you to the publisher for the review copy!

  5. 5 out of 5

    delilah ✿

    Beautiful, detailed illustration! Elle struggles with biopolar/personalities that is shown by her hair color changing which I thought was a nice touch. The story was short, ending on a cliffhanger. I can't wait for the next comic because it was super interesting. Elle was a fun character and so were her friends. Beautiful, detailed illustration! Elle struggles with biopolar/personalities that is shown by her hair color changing which I thought was a nice touch. The story was short, ending on a cliffhanger. I can't wait for the next comic because it was super interesting. Elle was a fun character and so were her friends.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    A girl, many personalities... but are they really personalities? Or is Elle something more? When I got the mail from Europe Comics I knew I had to try out this book, the cover certainly made me curious. We see a girl, but with many others who look like her behind her. I would highly recommend this book to all. This one will suck you into the story. Fantastic characters. Tons of mystery. And wonderful art. Review to come in about a week.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Iza

    I received this book as a digital ARC from the publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This graphic novel with beautiful art follows a young girl named Elle starting at a new middle school. I will start with what I did like about this book: it has a gorgeous art style with vibrant characters and unique design, and I love stories about a tight-knit group of childhood friends. I always love the fast-pacedness of a graphic novel, but it would have been nice to see Elle and her I received this book as a digital ARC from the publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This graphic novel with beautiful art follows a young girl named Elle starting at a new middle school. I will start with what I did like about this book: it has a gorgeous art style with vibrant characters and unique design, and I love stories about a tight-knit group of childhood friends. I always love the fast-pacedness of a graphic novel, but it would have been nice to see Elle and her friends grow closer through the story instead of showing it quickly through a two-page spread of pictures. Thought it was adorable and I could see her friends cared for her, it happened so quickly that it didn't feel like the five had really formed any tangible bonds. Luckily, their characterization was consistent and their supporting Elle helped them grow closer in a more organic way. I liked the variation of Elle's different personalities and their worlds within her mind. However, inaccurate depictions of disassociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder, can be really harmful to those who deal with the disorder daily. You cannot be born with DID or have it injected into you through a science experiment; it is caused by trauma, usually occuring during childhood. I was hoping this would be a contemporary story and was excited for a story where kids with DID might be able to see themselves, but the mystery surrounding Elle's birth makes me worried this is yet another story using a personality disorder for shock effect or a plot device without doing proper research and thinking of the ramifications. I'm equally worried that Elle's black & blue-haired alter will fall into the harmful stereotype of people with DID having violent alters in later volumes. Elle(s) is beautiful, but unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because of this.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kiraz Baysal

    This was amazing! A beautiful, intriguing cute story, can't wait to see its continuation. First of all, this is one of the prettiest graphic novels I have ever read. I just absolutely loved the art style. But also, I loved the story overall. Elle is starting at a new school, making new friends, navigating the social and school life while dealing with the stressors that come with all that. Even putting the other subplots aside, that alone would have been interesting enough. But then other layers c This was amazing! A beautiful, intriguing cute story, can't wait to see its continuation. First of all, this is one of the prettiest graphic novels I have ever read. I just absolutely loved the art style. But also, I loved the story overall. Elle is starting at a new school, making new friends, navigating the social and school life while dealing with the stressors that come with all that. Even putting the other subplots aside, that alone would have been interesting enough. But then other layers come in and it builds up into a good light mystery on top of everything else. It definitely ends abruptly with a cliffhanger, so watch out because you're going to want to read the rest! Elle's new friends are all awesome, getting a beautiful found family feeling there. I really liked the representation on dissociative identity disorder. To be clear, I have no personal experience with it and I don't know if the author does, so I can't comment on how well or accurately it was portrayed, but from my limited perspective, it was still respectfully and beautifully done. This was a great first step to what seems like will be a great, interesting and beautiful story. I will most definitely be reading the next one, and when/if the physical book comes out in English, I will be buying that one too, so I can have and share the beautiful art. Thank you to Netgalley and Le Lombard/Europe Comics for the eARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Andee

    BLOG|INSTAGRAM|TWITTER|YOUTUBE Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a really fun book! I enjoyed it a lot and am almost kind of sad that it’s over. I can’t wait to read more from this series when more is translated to English. The art in this story was absolutely beautiful, and this graphic novel could get many stars based on that alone. However, the story was interesting and unique to top it all off! Elle has a fant BLOG|INSTAGRAM|TWITTER|YOUTUBE Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a really fun book! I enjoyed it a lot and am almost kind of sad that it’s over. I can’t wait to read more from this series when more is translated to English. The art in this story was absolutely beautiful, and this graphic novel could get many stars based on that alone. However, the story was interesting and unique to top it all off! Elle has a fantastic set of friends who are ready to help her find the answers, and they’re patient with the different versions of her. I thought that was a really cool aspect. Using the hair color to reflect these changes translated really well, as well. Very excited for the next book!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Elyse (ElyseReadsandSpeaks)

    Well this was a fabulous little gem. This is a graphic novel that focuses on a girl, Elle, with dissociative identity disorder (also known as multiple personality disorder). Her multiple personalities are identified by different hair colors and they change quickly based on the position Elle is in. This was really cute. The artwork was great - it was bright and eye-grabbing and each page was really appealing. There's one page in particular where each personality has their own box (6 boxes total) Well this was a fabulous little gem. This is a graphic novel that focuses on a girl, Elle, with dissociative identity disorder (also known as multiple personality disorder). Her multiple personalities are identified by different hair colors and they change quickly based on the position Elle is in. This was really cute. The artwork was great - it was bright and eye-grabbing and each page was really appealing. There's one page in particular where each personality has their own box (6 boxes total) and their facial expressions all slightly differ to capture their distinct personalities. That was just beautiful and it really showcased the illustrator's talent. Also, this explores DID in a way that is understandable for the YA audience while displaying how important it is to have friends that are supportive and accepting. Kind of like how Eeyore's buds at the Hundred Acre Woods just accept that he's depressed, Elle's friends just accept that she has multiple personalities. It was really sweet. A quick, fun, and enlightening read that's making me realize that I really enjoy different disorders being portrayed in graphic novel form.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ana

    I received a free e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. At it's heart, Elle(s) is about a teen who moves to a new school, and about the friendships she makes there. There was a lot I loved about this graphic novel. The artwork and colours were super cute and appealing. I thought the characters were wonderful, and I really liked the friendships between Elle and the other kids in her group, especially Maelys. They are so supportive of Elle, and it's wonderful to I received a free e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. At it's heart, Elle(s) is about a teen who moves to a new school, and about the friendships she makes there. There was a lot I loved about this graphic novel. The artwork and colours were super cute and appealing. I thought the characters were wonderful, and I really liked the friendships between Elle and the other kids in her group, especially Maelys. They are so supportive of Elle, and it's wonderful to have that sort of representation for young readers. I do think more time could have been spent on developing these relationships, as this was conveyed to the reader in a two to three page spread of 'photographs.' This also meant I was unsure how much time had passed between the prologue section and the main story. Still, I understand there are constraints when telling a story, especially in graphic novel form. I was intrigued by the story, and I read it in one sitting, because I just wanted to know what was going to happen. I was fully invested in Elle and her friends, and the answers they are looking for. So why didn't I rate this higher? Mostly due to the mental illness representation. I'm a bit on the fence about it. Many other reviewers are saying that Elle has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), because the book description talks about Elle having five other 'personalities.' But Elle has actually been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (although she doesn't believe it.) And here is where my concerns are. If she does have DID, then I don't think this is positive representation, because it seems a bit like a gimmick, The symptoms also don't really track with DID. Usually it stems from childhood trauma (like abuse), and often the person has episodes of amnesia while their alters are in control. Whereas Elle describes her dissociation more as watching someone else using her body. Each 'personality' is distinguished by hair colour; pink is normal Elle; blonde is competitive, pretentious and aggressive; green is silent, protective, and strong; brunette is super sensitive, musical, poetic, timid and emotional; purple is funny, carefree and artistic; and blue seems to be angry and destructive, but is lurking in Elle's mind, waiting to take control of her body. The thing is, if Elle does have Bipolar (as diagnosed) with dissociative episodes, then I think this is actually pretty decent rep. If her moods are what are represented (various iterations of mania or depression), rather than discrete "personalities", then I think this is a really fantastic way to show those in a visual way. It would mean that her blonde, purple, and blue moods are manifestations of mania, while her brunette and green moods are her depression. This volume also explores the impact it has on Elle and the people around her. It affects her moods, her relationships, her self-esteem, as well as her productivity. So until I read the next instalment, I am unable to say whether or not I would recommend this series. It's highly dependent on where the author decides to go with Elle's story.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Juli R

    [ENG] Elle(s) It's a very interesting story with a beautiful concept design. If you're like me interested in TID and psychology, you would like to give Elle(s) a chance. This graphic novel has a pretty way to show us how TID is from the pov of a teenager girl who isn't diagnosed. Elle knows that something is odd in her, know that her mind have some issues, but can't know what is, because she's very confused almost all the time and stressed and tired. Although she goes to the psychologist, they see [ENG] Elle(s) It's a very interesting story with a beautiful concept design. If you're like me interested in TID and psychology, you would like to give Elle(s) a chance. This graphic novel has a pretty way to show us how TID is from the pov of a teenager girl who isn't diagnosed. Elle knows that something is odd in her, know that her mind have some issues, but can't know what is, because she's very confused almost all the time and stressed and tired. Although she goes to the psychologist, they seem to didn't notice her switches. Keep in mind that this the first one in a series so the TID it's not mentioned as well, but you can see Elle switching to an alter and other. And, If you have some knowledge about it, you would be able to detect who is the primary protector of the system, who is the persecutor, which is Elle's and Elle's alters places in the inner world. Side note: All about the inner world it's beautiful, and it's where we can know a little more about Elle's alters. However, Elle is the host, so we know her more than everyone. But I have to tell you, I don't know If the author has TID himself or If he knows someone with it, but as a first volume It's fine. I would like to keep reading it until Elle found about TID, because at that moment we can really see If the author have a good background about mental illness. [I was provided an electronic ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for honest review.] [ESP] Elle(s) es una historia muy interesante con un diseño conceptual bellísimo. Si sos como yo y te interesa el TID y la psicología (Trauma complejo), deberías darle una oportunidad a Elle(s) Esta novela gráfica tiene una manera muy bonita de mostrarnos cómo es el TID desde el punto de vista de una adolescente sin diagnosticar (y sé que "bonita" es una palabra extraña, pero el arte acompaña mucho). Elle sabe que hay algo extraño en ella, que su mente tiene problemas, pero no sabe qué es porque esta confundida casi todo el tiempo, así como estresada y cansada. Además, aunque va al psicólogo, ellos parecen no ver sus cambios. Ten en cuenta que esta es la primera entrega de una serie y que el TID no está mencionado como tal, pero podes ver los cambios de Elle de un alter al otro. Y si tenés algo de conocimiento acerca de ello, vas a ser capaz de detectar quién es el protector primario del sistema, quién es el persecutor, cuales son los lugares de Elle y sus alters en el mundo interno, etc. Nota al pie: Todo acerca del mundo interno es precioso, es allí donde podemos ver un poco más a los alters y conocerlos. Sin embargo, Elle es la host así que es a quien más conocemos. Pero tengo que decirlo, no sé realmente si el autor tiene TID o conoce a alguien que sí, pero como primer volumen está bien. Me gustaría seguir leyéndolo hasta que Elle reciba el diagnostico de TID, porque allí es donde se verá más si el autor tiene conocimiento de salud mental.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Indigo

    Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review! First of all, I have to praise the illustrator. I think I could reread this over and over for the art style and coloring alone! I also really loved the character designs. The only thing I’d like to criticize here is the fact that there weren’t a lot of clear transitions or wide shots, which meant that characters would appear out of nowhere and I was confused about time. Which brings me to my next point: Linotte. Lin Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review! First of all, I have to praise the illustrator. I think I could reread this over and over for the art style and coloring alone! I also really loved the character designs. The only thing I’d like to criticize here is the fact that there weren’t a lot of clear transitions or wide shots, which meant that characters would appear out of nowhere and I was confused about time. Which brings me to my next point: Linotte. Linotte is one of Elle’s new friends, and while she’s probably a really nice girl, she is also confused about time (and basically everything else in life) and that seems to be her only character trait. I’m not a big fan of spacey characters who don’t have anything else going for them, but I hope there will be some development in the sequel. I really liked Elle’s other friends, (especially Maëlys!) and I hope they’ll get to have their own little side character arcs in the future. The mental health aspect of this story is very important, but as I don’t have any personal experience with the things Elle is dealing with, I don’t feel comfortable commenting on the accuracy of their portrayal. I have to say though, I will be deeply disappointed if her mental health stuff ends up getting explained away by supernatural causes, instead of focussing on the very real impact (undiagnosed) DID can have on someone’s life, and the trauma it stems from. That being said, I’m already looking forward to reading the next part of this series!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (My Book Throne)

    This was incredible, I enjoyed the beautiful art work and the story, I cannot believe it ended that way though!!! I need more, when is the next one coming out?! I understand that this is a French comic that has recently been translated into English. It's only 90 pages so definitely doable to finish this in a day, it's fast-paced and will keep you hooked. It has superhero vibes with the neon themes, the different versions of herself was interesting and I'm definitely intrigued. It's mentioned tha This was incredible, I enjoyed the beautiful art work and the story, I cannot believe it ended that way though!!! I need more, when is the next one coming out?! I understand that this is a French comic that has recently been translated into English. It's only 90 pages so definitely doable to finish this in a day, it's fast-paced and will keep you hooked. It has superhero vibes with the neon themes, the different versions of herself was interesting and I'm definitely intrigued. It's mentioned that she may have bipolar but Elle dismisses this and doesn't think she has that. I appreciated the anxiety rep though! The friends all have their own personalities and I loved Linette, she is adorable. They're all so supportive and a great network for Elle. I will definitely carry on with the rest of the series! I would recommend this if you like graphic novels about friendship, finding yourself, and adventure. (cw/tw: bullying, violence, mental illness) 5 out of 5 stars overall. Thank you to the publishers for a free copy in exchange for an honest review!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Becca Jenkins

    *contains spoilers* A sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel with an absolutely beautiful art style, which reminded me a little of the Disney art style of recent years and I loved it. It's so colourful and just so pretty. There is mental health rep as the main character has bipolar disorder linked to adolescence, and her mood swings were brought to life in the story through Elle being shown with different hair colours - pink, brown, yellow, green, purple, blue. One of the things I loved most about reading *contains spoilers* A sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel with an absolutely beautiful art style, which reminded me a little of the Disney art style of recent years and I loved it. It's so colourful and just so pretty. There is mental health rep as the main character has bipolar disorder linked to adolescence, and her mood swings were brought to life in the story through Elle being shown with different hair colours - pink, brown, yellow, green, purple, blue. One of the things I loved most about reading this graphic novel was the friendship group; a group that is already formed when Elle arrives but one that she slots in with instantly. It was also refreshing to see that her friends didn't abandon her when she opened up about her mental health. Thanks NetGalley for the copy in exchange for a review

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    This one really captured my attention when I heard that it was a representation of dissociative identity disorder, and how that affects the life of the main character as well as those around her. Here we follow Elle who is the new kid in school after having been moved from her old school (initially for reasons unknown) and her joining a group of interesting and diverse new friends. There is banter, there are different friend-dynamics, there is a light-mystery plot element, and there's even a bit This one really captured my attention when I heard that it was a representation of dissociative identity disorder, and how that affects the life of the main character as well as those around her. Here we follow Elle who is the new kid in school after having been moved from her old school (initially for reasons unknown) and her joining a group of interesting and diverse new friends. There is banter, there are different friend-dynamics, there is a light-mystery plot element, and there's even a bit of fantastical style description of her multiple-personalities which I quite liked. I thought the subjects were cleverly handled here, and the storyline and characters are compelling. I would have liked more of the story in this first Volume, and I definitely wanted the next chapter of the tale when I got to the end, so I will be keenly looking forward to Volume 2. The art work is also beautiful. I really love the style of this one, it is clean and 'pretty' throughout, but without ever being sickly sweet or overly cartoonish. I think the colouring also works really well with the tone here, it is soft and gentle without ever being insipid or bland. Overall I would definitely recommend this one, and I will happily pick up more from this author. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Le Lombard/Europe Comics for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 beautiful stars

  17. 4 out of 5

    The Rebel Scribe

    Thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for providing me with an eARC of this graphic novel in exchange for a honest review. Elle(s) is about Elle, a teenager girl suffering from bipolar disorder and each of her mood swings presents itself as her hair changing color. Each mood has a specific personality which was really interesting. I haven't read a lot about bipolar disorder and I don't have it so I can't comment on the representation, but the way that it is written did gives me Buffy the Vampire Thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for providing me with an eARC of this graphic novel in exchange for a honest review. Elle(s) is about Elle, a teenager girl suffering from bipolar disorder and each of her mood swings presents itself as her hair changing color. Each mood has a specific personality which was really interesting. I haven't read a lot about bipolar disorder and I don't have it so I can't comment on the representation, but the way that it is written did gives me Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibes or maybe that was just because Elle does remind me of certain comic version of Willow from the series. Another interesting part of the story is how she quickly she changes and it's more of a graphical change for the reader to notice her different colored hair, but it is kind of touched on by one of the characters, but her friends do notice the stark differences each time something triggers a mood swing. It was a really interesting comic and there seems to be an almost fantastical element woven into the story as well. I can't wait to see what happens next.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    First of all, I would like to say thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! I honestly loved every bit of this, it was my first graphic novel and I’ll definitely be going for more after this! The style it was drawn in was so beautiful. I have nothing bad to say about this novel, the plotline was great and I can’t wait to see what happens next! The friendship we see with these group of characters are so nice; we get to really feel the emotio First of all, I would like to say thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! I honestly loved every bit of this, it was my first graphic novel and I’ll definitely be going for more after this! The style it was drawn in was so beautiful. I have nothing bad to say about this novel, the plotline was great and I can’t wait to see what happens next! The friendship we see with these group of characters are so nice; we get to really feel the emotion that they’re feeling for each other.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mái Medina

    Rating: 4 stars! Awww!!! What a wonderful, cute, intriguing graphic novel! I love how this novel explores Dissociative identity disorder. Elle is a teenager who has been dealing with multiple personalities since she was a little girl and because of that, she has had issues adapting to new schools especially when she can't control when her other selves come to life! I can't wait for the rest of this series to come out! Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a digital arc of this book in exch Rating: 4 stars! Awww!!! What a wonderful, cute, intriguing graphic novel! I love how this novel explores Dissociative identity disorder. Elle is a teenager who has been dealing with multiple personalities since she was a little girl and because of that, she has had issues adapting to new schools especially when she can't control when her other selves come to life! I can't wait for the rest of this series to come out! Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a digital arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rigel

    I think this was a beautiful way to represent Dissociative Identity Disorder. The changing hair colours depending on who was in charge made it really easy to follow along with the story. Also the art was absolutely beautiful... the character designs, colours, movement... The plot was interesting as well. I'm inclined to pick up the next volume when it comes out. (I read the English version, and I can tell you that if you speak French there are a lot more puns hidden in the text) I think this was a beautiful way to represent Dissociative Identity Disorder. The changing hair colours depending on who was in charge made it really easy to follow along with the story. Also the art was absolutely beautiful... the character designs, colours, movement... The plot was interesting as well. I'm inclined to pick up the next volume when it comes out. (I read the English version, and I can tell you that if you speak French there are a lot more puns hidden in the text)

  21. 5 out of 5

    On the Same Page

    This graphic novel instantly hooked me with the first page. The art style is really cute and bright. We follow Elle as she starts at a new school and makes friends. But when her school life starts to become stressful, Elle's attitude changes. Active and loud one moment, withdrawn the next, until her friends can't make sense of it anymore. There is a minor pacing issue since we jump very fast from Elle meeting her new group of friends to her first mood change, but other than that I really enjoyed This graphic novel instantly hooked me with the first page. The art style is really cute and bright. We follow Elle as she starts at a new school and makes friends. But when her school life starts to become stressful, Elle's attitude changes. Active and loud one moment, withdrawn the next, until her friends can't make sense of it anymore. There is a minor pacing issue since we jump very fast from Elle meeting her new group of friends to her first mood change, but other than that I really enjoyed this and am definitely eager to read more and find out what happens.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Readingshadowwolf

    I got a copy of this from NetGalley. I really enjoyed the story of Elle and her going on her journey to find out about the 5 different hers. I loved the characters relationships with each other and how supportive her friends are. I can’t wait to read the next volume.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Well, there are books with promise and there are books with promise. I didn't think this would be the pick of the five Europe Comics review files this month, but it might well be, and going on March's selection even in the top ten for the year. It looked like being just some everyday teenage issue book, with yucky yacky teens, done in a TV cartoon style. It's so much more. Elle is the new girl at school, but what the kids who by chance become her circle of friends don't know is that there is mor Well, there are books with promise and there are books with promise. I didn't think this would be the pick of the five Europe Comics review files this month, but it might well be, and going on March's selection even in the top ten for the year. It looked like being just some everyday teenage issue book, with yucky yacky teens, done in a TV cartoon style. It's so much more. Elle is the new girl at school, but what the kids who by chance become her circle of friends don't know is that there is more to her than first seen. She has a kind of multiple personality – the bolshy one, the silent one, the good friend one, the attention-seeker, all coming in some cool "Inside Out" way with their own specific colouring. This is evidenced by Elle having a different coloured Jodie Whittaker hairdo in each frame, but it's also relevant elsewhere. For all the Elles have an individually-coloured safe place, a mental hideaway to recover from the everyday thing of snogging the wrong boy, being too violent at volleyball, or whatever the issue might be. So just who and what seems to be attacking Elle on all fronts, in all safe places, and why? There is a chance this cosmic, mythological side to things might get a little OTT in books to come, but we can't tell – this is months old in the original French, and obviously the readers of that are as much in the dark (and impatient) as us waiting for the translations to come out. As it is, the book could be a marvel – the teens are likeable, even the cute, klutzy one with milk-bottle specs and the memory of an Amstrad 464. There is an element to Elle's backstory here that is very guessable, but it still comes out in an entertaining way, and it leaves no end of mysteries and questions for us to be finding out later. And the cartoonish artwork? Well, yes, the proportions of the faces and so on are really out of one certain school and one particular style, but they work perfectly fine here. And it would appear to be the artist's debut in book form. Like I say, a title of much promise. So much so, this gets four and a half stars, with the possibility the series as a whole gets a full house down the line.

  24. 5 out of 5

    -ˏˋ zozo ˊˎ-

    Elle has multiple personalities. Anger, Silence, Sadness, and Normal old Elle. I know what you may be thinking. Of course. Everyone has emotions. But Elle has other ones. Elle's emotions take over her. They take over her to the point where she can't even prevent any of the bad things from happening. So when she makes friends, she deems to hold it aside, not telling them anything about her personalities. Because they make her a comepltely different person. A person she doesn't want to be. Always Elle has multiple personalities. Anger, Silence, Sadness, and Normal old Elle. I know what you may be thinking. Of course. Everyone has emotions. But Elle has other ones. Elle's emotions take over her. They take over her to the point where she can't even prevent any of the bad things from happening. So when she makes friends, she deems to hold it aside, not telling them anything about her personalities. Because they make her a comepltely different person. A person she doesn't want to be. Always wondering where she gets these different versions of herself, Elle and her friend begin to do a bit of research. Research in which she can possibly find out more than she expected. Or more than she wants.... Thank You so Much NetGalley and LeLombard for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! I really enjoyed this, alot. I hated having to read the very last page- NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. The cliffhanger is really good, and I am VERY excited for the second book to come out. There were a few things that made me mad, which is what brought my rating from a five to a 4.5. I was confused when it came to the hair. I often got confused on whether or not they saw (view spoiler)[Hair colour changing. (hide spoiler)] Or if she was just imagining it. In which, I did get my answer. Another thing is, I found everything speeding by alittle too quickly. I know, this is a kids book, but I want to say in an honest way; the plot speed WAY to quick. I finished this book within 40 minutes: In one sitting. Not saying that is bad, I am just saying. I DO love the book. It is a very good plot, and it has an entertaining storyline. Can't wait for the second one to come out, and I definetly reccomend. :)

  25. 5 out of 5

    abnormal.ya

    Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an eArc in exchange for an honest review. Overall: 4/5 Characters: 2/5 Setting: 2/5 Writing: 3/5 Themes: 4/5 Accurate Representation: 5/5 Elle(s) is a quick and cute graphic novel that provides a unique perspective on Dissociative Identity Disorder. This is this first in the series, and I will definitely be interested in reading the next ones. The story felt a little bit rushed, and we did not get to know any of the characters very well. I am assuming that the chara Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an eArc in exchange for an honest review. Overall: 4/5 Characters: 2/5 Setting: 2/5 Writing: 3/5 Themes: 4/5 Accurate Representation: 5/5 Elle(s) is a quick and cute graphic novel that provides a unique perspective on Dissociative Identity Disorder. This is this first in the series, and I will definitely be interested in reading the next ones. The story felt a little bit rushed, and we did not get to know any of the characters very well. I am assuming that the character personalities will be further explored in the upcoming books. The drawings are very cute and colorful, and it was very enjoyable for a quick read. The setting was not a big factor of the story, though personally, I do not need a strong setting to enjoy a graphic novel/book. For some however, this can be a turnoff. Again, this may be different in the upcoming books. I thought the writing was fairly average, though that is common for graphic novels/comics. Though the book does not explicitly state it, one of the characters I believe is lesbian, so it provides representation in multiple areas. I look forward to reading the next ones in this series! I highly encourage you to try it, as it is a digest-able way to further understand Dissociative Identity Disorder (otherwise known as Multiple Personality Disorder). This left on a strong cliffhanger that makes the reader want to come back for more. Side note: I also loved how Elle had different hair colors when she switched personalities, it was much easier to keep up with the changes. I hope more books and movies will be produced surrounding this topic, as it is not talked about often.

  26. 4 out of 5

    shybookstagramer (Becca)

    I received a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The first thing I have to say is WHY did it have to end like that?!?!? I need more now! And that’s not something I normally say about graphic novels but this one intrigued me so much that I’m actively seeking out a sequel ASAP please! Second, the art style....WOW! The art style is absolutely gorgeous it’s a beautiful animation style-esque style and I’m in love. The colors, the effects, everything was stunning. Finally, I enj I received a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The first thing I have to say is WHY did it have to end like that?!?!? I need more now! And that’s not something I normally say about graphic novels but this one intrigued me so much that I’m actively seeking out a sequel ASAP please! Second, the art style....WOW! The art style is absolutely gorgeous it’s a beautiful animation style-esque style and I’m in love. The colors, the effects, everything was stunning. Finally, I enjoyed reading a story about a person with what I believe is Dissociative Identity disorder . I don’t know much about how the mind works or how accurate this is, but I believe that each person has a different way of experiencing their DID and I think this was a really interesting way to explore one experience. Again I don’t have experience with this so i cannot say whether it was accurate or not. I liked how the illustrations depicted the different Elles with different hair colors so we could tell them apart as she switched. All that being said there were somethings I didn’t enjoy about the graphic novel. I didn’t like how quickly the story went. I got confused at who some of the characters were; I couldn’t figure out who Farid was at one point. Linotte’s character seemed very out of place and was just there to be clueless about everything. The story went by so fast and there were a lot of subplots going on besides exploring Elle’s;, what happened at her old school, grief, adoption, etc. it was a lot happening in such a short book. Overall I think this was a beautifully illustrated story that explored an interesting topic but could have been fleshed out a little more as it was way too short for the amount of content/plots included.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Whitney

    **Thank you to Netgalley and Le Lombard/Europe Comics for the eARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my rating** Elle(s) is about a new student named Elle who experiences mood swings when she's under stress. Her friends try to help her to figure out her background in hopes it will help her gain control over her moods. To begin with, the artwork by Aveline Stokart is GORGEOUS! It could easily be a TV show. I would love to see her work moving. It's beautiful. S **Thank you to Netgalley and Le Lombard/Europe Comics for the eARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my rating** Elle(s) is about a new student named Elle who experiences mood swings when she's under stress. Her friends try to help her to figure out her background in hopes it will help her gain control over her moods. To begin with, the artwork by Aveline Stokart is GORGEOUS! It could easily be a TV show. I would love to see her work moving. It's beautiful. She also used color (as directed by the script) to help the reader tell each of Elle's "moods" apart. The idea to change the hair color was helpful for that eventually, but it wasn't explicitly said to be happening in her head until halfway through the volume. So at first, it may seem like she's physically changing when she changes moods, but it's really Elle's mental image of herself changing. However, the art is beautiful and easily the best part of the volume. The story was hard to follow at times. There's an adoption subplot, there's a grief subplot, there's a subplot about her old school, etc. I would've maybe focused on one of these and really fleshed it out instead of trying to do ALL of them. It's a very short graphic novel at 90 pages, which makes that a LOT of information to try to get through while also dealing with the main plot of mental illness. It seems a bit disjointed at times. My other main issue is that the friend group is too big. I'm sure as the volumes continue, they'll be further fleshed out, but the only ones who have any real plot relevance are Otis and Maëlys. Farid kind of felt like he was there to be the token brown, gay character and then there's Linotte who is "spacey" and that is her ONLY character trait. She takes up way too much time in the narrative being checked out. I don't really understand why she's included. Overall, the volume was just too short to really establish the series well. I'm intrigued enough to find out what happens next, but I would need the next volume to be significantly more focused in it's scope and better paced. The phenomenal art work is entertaining on it's own, but narratively, I had some major issues. 3.5/5 stars, rounded to a 3 for Goodreads.

  28. 5 out of 5

    lapetitepritt

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley 2.5 🌟 I had trouble deciding how to rate this book. On the one hand, the art style, character design and colours (and colouring style, i guess) were amazing. It's what caught my attention in the first place, because I hadn't heard about this graphic novel before seeing it on Netgalley. The cover art looked so good, I had to download this and read it right away. The main issue I had, is that they mixed up (real) personality and bipolar disorders with scien ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley 2.5 🌟 I had trouble deciding how to rate this book. On the one hand, the art style, character design and colours (and colouring style, i guess) were amazing. It's what caught my attention in the first place, because I hadn't heard about this graphic novel before seeing it on Netgalley. The cover art looked so good, I had to download this and read it right away. The main issue I had, is that they mixed up (real) personality and bipolar disorders with science fiction and they did not do a great job at it. I have never experienced bipolar disorder or multiple personalities, but I have read and heard own voices accounts of how it 'works' and I cannot believe even for a second that a psychiatrist would confuse Elle's symptoms with bipolar disorder, because she clearly has something else going on. If they hadn't made her see a psychiatrist, maybe I could have given this book a higher rating, but as it stands, it really made me uncomfortable. I am sure that in the following instalments they will explain what's going on, but this thing really bothered me and I couldn't not mention it in my review. Anyways, this seems a series with great potential, so I am still looking forward to see how the authors will decide to make the story go. Give it a chance, but do not take Elle's "symptoms" as true symptoms, rather take them as a sci-fi plot.

  29. 5 out of 5

    knd

    Firstly, I want to thank NetGalley for letting me download this book in exchange for an honest review. WHAT?!! I didn’t know it ended on a cliffhanger, I need to know what happens next! First, I want to talk about things that were not perfect, but could have been better. I noticed some people said that the dissociative identity disorder was not explained correctly and that it was harmful representation. Since I do not have it, it’s not my place to talk about whether is accurate or not. I do admit Firstly, I want to thank NetGalley for letting me download this book in exchange for an honest review. WHAT?!! I didn’t know it ended on a cliffhanger, I need to know what happens next! First, I want to talk about things that were not perfect, but could have been better. I noticed some people said that the dissociative identity disorder was not explained correctly and that it was harmful representation. Since I do not have it, it’s not my place to talk about whether is accurate or not. I do admit that what happened inside Elle’s brain was not how it happens in real life, but I believe it was a different and fun way of portraying it in a way that was creative and interesting to read for kids and teens. Maybe the next book should include a psychiatrist’s diagnosis where Elle gets some answers about how her brain works. Anyway, moving on. I think the graphic novel was wonderful. I loved the storyline. I loved how Elle’s friends were extremely supportive of her. I loved the drawing style and all its vibrant colors. I loved to see what was happening inside Elle’s mind, and how magical it felt, even though it was not realistic. The dialogues felt natural and the characters genuine. The relationships between them were believable, and so was everything that happened in the story. The whole plot was extremely original and gave a really calm vibe. To conclude, I can’t wait to read the next book!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mariah

    Elle(s) is such a quick read. This book not only has an intriguing plot, but also the illustrations are amazing. There is one page dedicated to each of Elle's personalities and how they take some bad news, and even if we didn't have the different hair colors to distinguish each personality, based on facial expressions and background details, we would still be able to know which personality was which. Elle is a normal girl until she gets stressed. When she is stressed she has a variety of personal Elle(s) is such a quick read. This book not only has an intriguing plot, but also the illustrations are amazing. There is one page dedicated to each of Elle's personalities and how they take some bad news, and even if we didn't have the different hair colors to distinguish each personality, based on facial expressions and background details, we would still be able to know which personality was which. Elle is a normal girl until she gets stressed. When she is stressed she has a variety of personalities "take over" and become in control. Each personality reflects different moods or personality traits of Elle from being moody and distant to angry and competitive to being shy and timid. Seeing each of Elle's personalities come out was incredibly impactful because it truly mimicked what happens to some of us when we're stressed but only in visual form. To be able to see Elle go from angry to sad in a matter of minutes really resonated with me. This story also has a mystery element to it because we're trying to figure out who the blue-headed Elle is and where Elle really came from. I adored this book and it's such an incredibly quick read. The art was incredible, the dialogue was quick, and the friendships made me extremely happy.

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