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Young Adult Fiction Coming Of Age

Simon & Louise

by (author) Max de Radiguès

translated by Aleshia Jensen

Conundrum Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2019
Coming of Age, Literary, Romance
Recommended Age
13 to 16
Recommended Grade
8 to 11
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2019
    List Price

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It all begins with a relationship update on social media. Summer vacation is about to begin, and Simon discovers the change just as his supposed girlfriend leaves to spend two months in a seaside village. Determined to find out what went wrong, Simon decides to hitchhike 520 kms to find her. With just his backpack and a few snacks, he sneaks out of the house and hits the road--but he quickly discovers that he isn't quite prepared for the journey. But that's only half the story. Unaware of the miscommunication, Louise is dealing with social challenges of her own. Written and illustrated from both points of view by the award-winning creator of Moose (nominated for an Eisner Award for Teens), and perfect for fans of This One Summer, Simon and Louise is a story about two people in love and the chaos that happens when technology gets in the way.

About the authors

Max de Radigues is a graduate of the Centre for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. His YA book Moose was nominated for an Eisner Award. Recently his books include Weegee and Bastard. He lives in Belgium and is a co-owner of the publishing house L'Employee du Mois.

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ALESHIA JENSEN is a French-to-English literary translator and former bookseller living in Tio'tia:ke/Montréal. Her translations include Explosions by Mathieu Poulin, a finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation; Prague by Maude Veilleux, co-translated with Aimee Wall; as well as numerous graphic novels, including work by Julie Delporte, Catherine Ocelot, Mirion Malle, and Pascal Girard.

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