Inside a Dark Box is a peek into what depression can feel like to an individual
has faced depression first hand and is now trying to reach out to others. But it could just be her understanding of the subject or the phrasing of the comments that gives this impression.
The charcoal-black-and-white illustrations add to the feel of the book to such an extent that they become its most important feature. The use of the grey shade and the box motif to depict feelings of being sad and trapped is not lost on the reader. One can call the book a visual representation of depression.
The tone of the comments never becomes preachy. Neither does the book attain the character of a self-help guide. The only advice
offers is that there is a need to keep looking for solutions. Even if they are not visible at first in the dark box of depression.