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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir: 01/10/15

cover artTomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince is about the author's childhood and early teens. Liz Prince as a child hated dresses, loved baggy masculine clothing, Ghostbusters (and its spin-off cartoon series), and baseball among other things.

Despite the bullying, Tomboy is a very upbeat, funny read. It's aimed at a young adult readership but it's popular too with younger readers. Yes, the book has swearing and smoking in it, but these things were part of the author's childhood.

Liz thankfully had an understanding family but she still faced teasing at school for refusing dress as other girls did. Now, to me, Liz's childhood and tomboyishness seems completely normal. While I'm about eight years older than she is, we share similar tastes in clothing, sports and movies/cartoons. I didn't, however, have any Ghostbusters toys (but I do now have the comics).

favorite panel

In fact people who know me and have read Tomboy have joked that I could secretly be Liz Prince. I'm not but I think she and I would have been friends growing up.

 

 

Five stars

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