Wednesday, January 14, 2009
By Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
This is a graphic novel about Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a.k.a. "Skim."
Skim goes to a girls' academy in Toronto. She's a bit goth, a bit Wiccan, a bit more than slim, and all teenager.
After a suicide, the school's in mourning, but Skim falls in love - and then falls into confusion when the object of her affection (a female teacher!) suddenly leaves the school.
Now Skim has to deal with friends, cliques, crushes... and "real" life.
Interesting to note: The author and illustrator are cousins. Add your review of "Skim" in comments!