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E-PUB ë Skim ä Heartbreakingly funny, moving and vibrantly drawn, Skim is an extraordinary book a smart and sensitive graphic novel of the highest literary and artistic quality, by and about young women Skim is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not slim, would be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls school When Skim s classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive As concerned guidance counselors provide lectures on the cycle of grief, and the popular clique starts a new club Girls Celebrate Life to bolster school spirit, Skim sinks into an ever deepening depressionAnd falling in love only makes things worseSuicide, depression, love, being gay or not, crushes, cliques, and finding a way to be your own fully human self are all explored in this brilliant collaboration by cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki An edgy, keenly observed and poignant glimpse into the heartache of being young I love this book, a graphic novel for teens, with a twist that might make it difficult for teachers to use it in some schools I m a teacher, so this matters, what might get censored , but I would push to use it In a private Catholic girls school, Skim for Kim, but they meanly nicknamed her Skim, which she explains she is NOT i.e., she s a little chunky is bff with Lisa, and are sorta wannabe goth girls, into Wicca, and that is already for me unique in YA stories The moody relationship sw I love this book, a graphic novel for teens, with a twist that might make it difficult for teachers to use it in some schools I m a teacher, so this matters, what might get censored , but I would push to use it In a private Catholic girls school, Skim for Kim, but they meanly nicknamed her Skim, which she explains she is NOT i.e., she s a little chunky is bff with Lisa, and are sorta wannabe goth girls, into Wicca, and that is already for me unique in YA stories The moody relationship swings seem spot on, as does the dialogue, and the complicated secret Kim hasokay, I ll tell you She has a crush on her female English teacher Feels very real, emotionally Deals with issues of suicidal tendencies of yet another girl, feels real I liked it very very much The art from writer Mariko s cousin Jillian is amazing Highly recommend this was a great coming of age story, and definitely one of the better graphic novels i ve read cw suicide, depression Man, I am so tired of reading every graphic novel I should have read but didn t in preparation for a course I start teaching in a month, but it was all completely worth it to read Skim It s the kind of good that makes you realize as you re reading it that you re only getting a tenth of what s going on, and then when you put the book down it starts unfolding, like you re still reading it, and man is that a warm, strange, velvety feeling to have going on in your head I don t think I ve ever read Man, I am so tired of reading every graphic novel I should have read but didn t in preparation for a course I start teaching in a month, but it was all completely worth it to read Skim It s the kind of good that makes you realize as you re reading it that you re only getting a tenth of what s going on, and then when you put the book down it starts unfolding, like you re still reading it, and man is that a warm, strange, velvety feeling to have going on in your head I don t think I ve ever read a graphic novel that so brazenly exists in subtext, that acts out the outsider y repressed nature of its protagonist so artfully, absolutely refusing to divulge all the layers of its meaning on a first pass This is the most satisfying, absorbing reading experience I ve had in a long time Now I just have to decide if I want to break it into two parts when I assign it, so we have some space to absorb it slowly, or if I should make the students read it in one go, just to feel the rush of what the hell was that amazing thing that I felt when it was over.This is the best graphic novel you haven t read yet, kids Don t make me judge you for not picking it up You know, I enjoyed this when I read it I found the story compelling and truly feel that it was an honest depiction of teenage life in high school I found the illustration style a bit creepy and unsettling, but that went along with the story My only problem is that now that I m writing this review, two months after finishing it, I realized that I haven t thought about this book once since reading it So personally it didn t have any long lasting staying power