Good morning fellow Webtoon readers and welcome to this week’s installment of Saturday Morning Webtoons! This is where we shine a light on two Webtoons we are thoroughly enjoying. These stories have had us captivated chapter after chapter each week and we couldn’t pass up sharing them with you! So grab your favorite snacks, an electronic device and settle into these sensational stories.
DISCLAIMER: The following post has lite spoilers for The Weight of Our Sky and Your Letter.
The Weight of Our Sky
When you think of Webtoon comics, it is easy to fall into the idea that they are all about action or romance. But there are so many that will pull at your heartstrings every week. A great example of this is The Weight of Our Sky. Originally written and published as a novel by Hanna Alkaf, artist Nisrina A.N. adapted it into a Webtoon series. The series follows a music-loving teen with OCD. She is doing everything in her power to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Be prepared to have your heart broken and to spend a small fortune on tissues. It is also important that I point out that The Weight of Our Sky’s story includes racism, graphic violence, on-page death, OCD and anxiety triggers. This is one of my favorite historical novels written and illustrated for a young adult audience. Alkaf tells a story that is true to the events while also staying true to her representation of OCD. It is one of those stories that will tear you apart and piece you back together. As I said, make sure you have a fresh box of tissues available before diving in.
The Weight of Our Sky is complete and can be read in full here.
Ready for another good cry? Hyeon A. Cho‘s Webtoon Your Letter is another that will have you buying up every tissue box in your local shop. The story follows a young girl named Sori who is kind, caring and principled well beyond her years. These, of course, leads to bullying by her classmates and she spends her middle school years bouncing from school to school. At her most recent school, she comes across a letter that sends her on a magical scavenger hunt through the hidden world that exists right below the surface. But who is leaving the letters behind and why did they choose her?
Excuse me while I wipe my eyes again. Cho’s Your Letter is such a loving and heartwarming story that gives me faith in the world again. The story is short, just 10 episodes, but it is so impactful. Sori is such a loveable character who wants to help people around her. Watching her find each letter and uncover more of the hidden world around her. The lesson on friendship and how our actions can have good (or bad) consequences on us even years down the line. This story is just as wonderful to reread when you need a reminder of how beautiful the world can be.
Your Letter is complete and can be read in full here.
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