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Skim (Paperback)

$12.95
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(GRAPHIC NOVEL - ADULT)

Description


"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.

About the Author


From the Book Jacket: Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer, performer, and playwright. She is currently a graduate student at York University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780888999641
ISBN-10: 088899964X
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2010
Pages: 141
Language: English