It is about something I love without reservation '“ women who aren’t afraid to want.
Why I love it
Here’s a confession that might ruin the (completely imaginary) friendship I have with Kayla Rae Whitaker, the author of The Animators '“ I don’t love animation. I like it just fine, but even as a kid who was only allowed unfettered access to the television on Saturday mornings, I became impatient with cartoons, flipping channels and looking for 'œreal' people.
So I approached The Animators warily...
Cincinnati , OH
"Damn. Loved the writing, and the friendship between the characters. Super emotional read "
"As long as I find myself wanting to pick it up everyday, I know it's a good one. It took a chapter or two to get into, but once I got a feel for the characters it took off."
Kansas City, MO
"Great book. Loved every minute of it."
"What a weird, sad, interesting, entertaining book."
Los Angeles, CA
"This is the best book of the year!!!!! Wow!!!! So strange and original and interesting- incredible story about a deep friendship and heartbreak. Loved it! What an important new talent!"
"This book will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. I couldn't put it down."
"So much heart! Haven't cried while reading a book in a long time. I'll definitely be revisiting Sharon and Mel's story in the years to come."
"What a beautiful, haunting, and bittersweet portrayal of friendship. The plot was fresh and unexpected."
Los Angeles, CA
"Enjoyed the story of their friendship and life as animators. Different than what I would normally choose. Liked their dynamic and what was ultimately a love story."
"This book is intense and amazing. You will go places with these two main characters that you would have never thought you would go. A splendid and creative surprise."