Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Walker BooksHmmmm. This is a confronting graphic novel. It is a look into the world of the main character Kimberly Keiko Cameron (a.k.a Skim) through entries in her diary. This world is quite dark and depressing, with characters from her school trying to bring in positive light, but in such a fake way it makes everything even more depressing. Skim is trying to find her way through emotional themes such as suicide, while attempting to hold onto and find suitable friends, as well as deal with the emotions of first love. The images of the weather in this novel seem to reflect the mood of the story. Do you agree?

5/10 – not really my cup-of-tea

RF

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