Empire State, A Love Story (or not) addresses unrequited love in a touching and relatable way. 

This book tells a story about a boy who follows a girl across a country to (maybe) tell her he has feelings for her. The medium of graphic novel is perfect for this story as it allows the author to depict how awkward a situation can be without having to describe it, and really makes the reader feel like they’re witnessing a scene.

There’s already plenty of buzz about this book as the author, Jason Shiga, is a successful graphic novelist. It may have not been on your radar, however, you don’t have to be an avid graphic novel fan in order to enjoy this wonderful book. With its beautiful design, it would make a great addition to any person’s coffee table or bookshelf.

Available now in hardcover (ISBN 9780810997479) from Abrams Publishing.