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Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.

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With loose, funny, expressive art that captures the main character's many moods and enthusiastic outlook, this autobiographical coming-of-age story has lots of heart and plenty of universal appeal. Ozge Samanci's DARE TO DISAPPOINT: GROWING UP IN TURKEY meticulously depicts a specific time and place, but it will speak to anyone who marches to the beat of a different drummer. Samanci isn't afraid to admit her flaws, but she also has the bravery to stand up for the attributes that make her unique. Dare to Disappoint is a clever, well-observed coming-of-age tale suitable for both girls and boys.

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