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Forest Hill deals with many family issues, from going on with life after the loss of a spouse, be it a husband or wife, and the children dealing with said loss, and of finally finding a new love interest.
The inclusion of abuse in the children's lives and their families, including new family, helping them to come to terms with it, deal with it, and trying to help them move on with life not by ignoring it, but by accepting it happened to them but remembering that it does not control them is a healthy and realistic part of life.
As one of the one in five children of each generation that has had abuse issues in their lives, and has come out the other end of it to grow to adulthood, this comic is close to my heart, dealing with the abuse and nudity situations in non-pornographic but realistic ways.
If you can stand such issues as a realistic depiction of those things, I would give it a try, the art has improved over the years, but I consider the writing and research to be top notch.
This comic is not for the faint of heart for dealing with many upsetting issues such as rape and pedophilia, but I like the author is not afraid to deal with these tough issues, though the theme of child sexual abuse gets a bit too repetitive. The art improved a lot too.
Overall, this is a touching drama with good characters, and helped me dealing with my depression, but I don't recommend it for readers to whom child sexual abuse could be a possible trigger to PTSD.
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