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Just Pretend

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Making fantasy fiction helps tween cope in heartfelt memoir.

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Divorce is almost always difficult for children, and this heartfelt graphic memoir captures the isolation many kids struggle with. In Just Pretend, cartoonist Tori Sharp illustrates how she relied on her imagination and love of fantasy drawing to deal with problems at home and school. Her depiction of her family will be relatable for many readers -- sometimes sad, but often comforting. The book is filled with humor, and Sharp's graphic artistry invites the reader into the story from the first panel.

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