While tragic in its story, David Small's Stitches is an enriching and
redemptive tale of one boy's struggles through the chaos of youth. It
is a profound, intense memoir of his childhood struggles with cancer and
his dysfunctional family. Losing his voice to throat surgery, Small
has his neck, as well as his life, sewn back together, leaving scars
that are much worse than just the physical. In Stitches, Small has
combined a limited word use with a simple drawing style to reinforce the
sparse, constrictive life that he lived.
— Ed, Atlanta
A National Book Award finalist; winner of the ALA's Alex Award; a #1 New York Times graphic bestseller; Publishers Weekly and Washington Post Top Ten Books of the Year, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, ALA Great Graphic Novels, Booklist Editors Choice Award, Huffington Post Great Books of 2009, Kirkus Reviews Best of 2009, Village Voice Best Graphic Novel, finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (Best Writer/Artist: Nonfiction; Best Reality-Based Work).