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Honor Girl

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.

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age 13+

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Is It Any Good?

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Maggie Thrash's debut graphic-novel memoir is absorbing, intriguing, and bittersweet, and teens will easily and immediately relate to the ups and downs of first love. Thrash's confusion about falling for a girl is explored, although it seems no more or less confusing than being 15 and falling for someone of the opposite sex. HONOR GIRL succeeds because instead of focusing only on the same-sex aspect of the experience, Thrash takes the reader through the wide range of feelings involved in falling in love, giving the memoir universal appeal.

The illustrations have a child-like charm, use an appealing color palette, and are equally effective conveying action and a sense of place -- both emotional and physical. Thrash's unusual treatment of the eyes is a bit disconcerting at first, and occasionally it's a bit difficult to tell what you're looking at, but even so, it's easy to become absorbed in both the graphics and the narration. Maybe it's even fair play to catch the reader as off-guard as Thrash herself sometimes feels.

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