Empathy comes from understanding, and that is what makes this book so incredibly important, especially now...i read the whole book in one sitting as I could not put it down. It is one of the very few graphic novels to make me cry. It's powerful, beautiful, illuminating and heartbreaking...Thank you Colfer, Donkin, and Rigano for this vital book. Highly recommend.
An absolute must-read, this graphic novel is thought-provoking, profound, sensitive and totally gripping.
A deeply affecting account.
This graphic novel, from the team behind the Artemis Fowl comics, will help you to start a discussion on the migrant crisis in an accessible way.
A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.
This is an outstanding book, told with honesty and heart.
This is a gem of a book. A graphic novel which is gripping, inspiring and immensely tragic
Rigano's portraits create a real emotional affinity with the characters
A powerful, involving graphic novel.
'arresting graphic novel. Full of contrasts - cold sea and scorching desert, small kindnesses and casual cruelty, hope and sorrow - it tells the stories behind the blunt headline statistics
A graphic novel which has the potential to move the hearts and minds of young people in a positive way. Topical and of the utmost relevance to young readers, the subject of Illegal is the plight of migrants. So this book is a big deal...what this moving story offers is an insight into the human stories behind the numbers...Illegal gives us that intimate perspective on a topic too often dehumanised by faceless fatality figures on new broadcasts
Beautifully realised and punchily told.