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In Vitro

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I really enjoyed this graphic novel because of its art style and entrenching plot. I would highly recommend this to fans of graphic novels and odd, interesting stories.
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Wow. This graphic novel hit close to home. When I saw the digital ARC available on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. My husband and I struggled with infertility for many years. We now have a beautiful 9.5 month old baby boy. It was interesting to see things from the husband's point of view. I know my husband could relate to a lot of the feelings in the graphic novel. I know the feelings all flooded back to me when I read the parts where people kept asking WHEN, WHEN, WHEN? Also the feelings of loss. I did appreciate the laughs sprinkled throughout as well.
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This graphic novel is about a couple dealing with infertility issues. It's informative but also touching and emotional.. I found it interesting to read about the IVF process from the husband's point of view. He manages to inject humor into frustrating situations. You also learn about his relationship with his father and how that has affected his life. Whether you're going through a similar process yourself or not, the story will keep you turning the pages.
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A short story about the experience with in vitro fertilization.  Bittersweet, but mostly sweet and very matter of fact about the process.  At the same time there is a small exploration of a relationship dynamic between Guilliame and his father that leaves you wanting to know more.  Hopefully there is more to come.
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In Vitro was a very powerful graphic novel following a couple going through in vitro fertilization. I feel as though this book would be perfect for anyone who's having to go the route of in vitro, as it's a first hand account of what happens. I found this to be fascinating because you don't hear a lot of talk about this process. A must-have for any library!
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Interesting to see a story about a couple's struggle with fertility from the point of view of a man. Usually stories like this focus on women facing issues of infertility, but this is a book in which the husband is the one who learns his sperm is not strong enough to make his wife pregnant. It bring up all sorts of thoughts and feelings for him: embarrassment, inadequacy, and feeling that he has failed "as a man," and deep sorrow that he can't give his wife, whom he loves, something she was always wanted so desperately. It also bring up all kinds of issues for him regarding his non-existent relationship with his own father, whom he has not spoken to in 20 years.
Since this book is set in France, it is also interesting to see the different way this country handles IVF from the way it is in the USA. Here, IVF is incredibly costly for couples. In France, the government pays for 4 rounds of it for couples, which is pretty cool.
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In Vitro takes an unapologetic look at one couple's struggles to get pregnant.  It holds nothing back.  I found myself cringing, hoping, feeling.  This will be tough for some readers as it may contain triggers for those who have struggled themselves.  As someone who did not struggle with infertility, it was an eye opening journey from start to finish.
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In Vitro is an adult-only graphic novel about the trials of in vitro fertilization. Author William Roy manages to explain this difficult topic without sugar coating it. The story is an easy read and tells of both the couple's struggle to get pregnant, as well as the difficult relationship the protagonist, Guillaime, has with his own father. In Vitro will be published on March 31, 2020.
Special thanks to #netgalley for an advance copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. #invitro
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This heartwarming graphic novel is educational for those curious about the IVF process, and I would suggest couples who are struggling to conceive to consider this book. The plot is more generalized to the expectations of what might occur during the process, as well as the backstory of why a couple might choose to consider the therapy. While the graphic content is not suitable for children, this book might be a great way to introduce IVF to an older teenager who is curious about the process.
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The story of a man and his wife's struggle to have a child via IVF. The endless appointments, the tight time restrictions, the injections, the shame. All of that is explored in this unique graphic novel.
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In Vitro is the true account of the infertility struggles faced by newlywed couple Guillaume and Emma. I found this story incredibly heart wrenching yet full of hope. The Illustrations and writing worked together to provide a detailed documentation of the challenges this couple endured throughout their IVF journey. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read or learn about the emotional process of IVF and those who want to feel connected to others who are going through or went through something similar. I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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A wonderful and moving memoir that takes readers on one couple's infertility journey. Roy does a great job of expressing the complicated emotions involved in the process.
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I reviewed this graphic novel (In Vitro by William Roy) to consider it for a work event  and reading group that is going to read a graphic medicine book as a common read. Unfortunately, it was not the ideal book for our group or event , but I will certainly keep it in mind for other library book group needs. Thank you for providing it for my review.
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This book was eye-opening and educational as it shares with you the beautiful and at times heartbreaking story of a couple going through IVF. It was cool to see the process explained in a consumable way, and seeing what it actually entails, I was really shocked at everything the woman has to go through. I really enjoyed reading it and rooting for them. I think this book would be great for any couple considering IVF that would like to see what it's like in a less daunting way or any reader who just feels like they want to learn about a new topic.
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I just realized it must have been released in French prior to this edition and now I regret reading it in English but oh well. Since I’ve been through 5 IVF myself, I know the struggle. The never ending « when are you gonna give me grandchildren » questions. The failure. Feeling like you are less than human. Everything in this book is 100% true. From the awfully long months in between medical appointments to not trusting the medical staff. This is great because it is authentic. (And the drawings are nice too ahah)
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This is a heart wrenching story of a couple struggling to get pregnant. William struggles with the issues of being sterile and watching Emma go through the procedure of IVF. A few funny scenes as the author attempts to describe what is happening scientifically, and I really enjoyed the scene of the "balls-rosary", but so much of this was just heart breaking. I appreciate that he made those boundaries with his birth-father who had decided when William was 13 that he did not want to deal with a child in his new marriage. I'm shocked that he even gave his father a second chance at the end.  I'm just really happy for the ending, I hope there is more joy to come in their lives.

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Meh. Graphic novel telling a couple’s journey through their ivf process. While I found the artwork and storyline good, I had several issues with the story. I didn’t care for the issues between MC and his father. Didn’t see any kind of reason to include it. Also, I would have liked a better explained conclusion. Also, didn’t care for the length of detail it went into topics that had nothing to do with their ivf. Found the switching of timelines confusing.
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