Great book. The tone varies a lot from one city to the next, but in a way that makes sense and keeps it interesting. I read this all in one go at the time (despite the 384-page length), wanting to know what happened next but also have thought about it a lot since i finished it, which is more rare.
This is a patchwork story of the initial journey through adulthood. The settings may too earnestly scream "indie rock" but the stories are warm and intimate. The black-and-white artwork lingers on the expressive figures. The fine-textured brushwork needs no coloring.
I've seen local described as "The 12 greatest indie films never made", and thats completely correct. Each chapter has it's own distinct narrative style, representing a year in the main character's life as she movies from city to city across the US, meeting people and going about her life. I do think the ending could have been handled more gracefully however.