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Feminist reading– Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

August 5, 2009

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If you’re looking for more fun summer reading, consider Skim, a genuinely touching graphic novel about being “different” in high school.  With dead-on portrayals of goody-goody shiny girls, lame-o teachers, and the dull ache of loneliness and longing, Skim hits almost too close to home.  As the New York Times says, “All in all, Skim offers a startlingly clear and painful view into adolesceence for those of us who possess it only as a distant memory.  It’s a story that deepends with successive rereadings.”  Buy it for yourself, or for any teenagers you know, as an act of benevolence.

At In Other Words for $18.95

One Comment leave one →
  1. orla permalink
    August 17, 2009 3:39 am

    This really is a gem of a graphic novel. Very good review!


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