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"Sticks Angelica: Folk Hero"
Throughout all the little events that occur in the story a clear portrait is painted of Sticks as someone who at first thinks highly of themselves and little of others, until slowly realizing she's simply just isolating herself from the small number of people or animals who can stand her abrasive and rude personality. This becomes especially apparent mid-way through the book when upon giving animals presents for a, "Secret Santa," program everyone expresses surprise at her giving gifts as it was thought she just hated everyone--a fact which upsets her to learn.
DeForge's writing and unique artistic style always give his stories a weird otherwordly feeling where it is perfectly normal for a moose to become a lawyer and an eel feels unrequited love for a rabbit. It is a quirky little book and really good. DeForge almost always, "Hits it out of the park," and he does that for sure with, "Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero" with it possibly being my favorite work by him to date.
5 out of 5 stars.
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