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By Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
*New York Times Book Review-Best Illustrated Children`s Book*
*Ignatz Award - Outstanding Graphic Novel*
*Doug Wright Award - Best Book*
*Joe Shuster Award - Best Writer*
*ALA Notables Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults*
*ALA Notables Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens*
*Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year (Comics)*
"Skim" is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself — possibly because he's (maybe) gay — the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But then Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, and Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation while her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into "real" life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school's semi formal. Suicide, depression, love, homosexuality, crushes, cliques of popular, manipulative peers — the whole gamut of teen life is explored in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being 16.
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Groundwood Books; Reprint edition (March 2010)
Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 0.9 x 25.5 cm
*Watch an interview with Skim co-creators, cousins Mariko & Jillian Tamaki...*
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