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Skim 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


About the Author: Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer, playwright, activist and performer She works and performs with fat activists Pretty Porky and Pissed Off and the theatre troupe TOA, whose recent play, A vs B, was staged at the 2004 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Her well received novel, Cover Me McGilligan Books was followed by a short fiction collection, True Lies The Book of Bad Advice Women s Press Mariko s third book, FAKE ID, is due out in spring 2005.Mariko Tamaki has performed her work across Canada and through the States, recently appearing at the Calgary Folkfest 2004, Vancouver Writer s Festival 2003, Spatial III, and the Perpetual Motion Girls Bite Back Tour, which circled though Ottawa, Montreal, Brooklyn and Chicago She has appeared widely on radio and television including First Person Singular on CBC radio and Imprint on TVO Mariko Tamaki is currently attending York University working a master s degree in women s studies MacMIllan Books



10 thoughts on “Skim

  1. Kat Kat says:

    this was a great coming of age story, and definitely one of the better graphic novels i ve read cw suicide, depression


  2. Keith Keith says:

    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 m


  3. Ariel Ariel says:

    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


  4. Nat Nat says:

    When I started down the wonderful path that is reading graphic novels last year, This One Summer by Mariko Jillian Tamaki was one of the first works I checked out So to have now finally read through Skim from cover to cover is beyond gratifying for me 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 boyf


  5. Thomas Thomas says:

    Love the angsty, nostalgic vibe of this graphic novel Skim follows Skim, a girl in high school who practices witchcraft and thinks a lot about life and death She s sad a lot, perhaps depressed, and that s where Mariko and Jillian Tamaki draw strength in this graphic novel the way they capture this sadness with intimacy, poignancy, and subtlety I know I had an emo phase as a preteen and had lots of angsty moments t


  6. Calista Calista says:

    This book is interesting Did I really enjoy it Not really that much I did appreciate all the high school angst and the characters Everyone seems to be turning on you and being your friend all wrapped into one There are the popular girls and parties with them and then the Asians get kicked out Black and White art The art was ok The story was ok I was not impressed really It could be just me.


  7. Jackie "the Librarian" Jackie "the Librarian" says:

    This reminded me a lot of Ghost World, being about a misfit girl, nicknamed Skim, and her best friend, whose paths are starting to diverge There s not much story here, but to me, that felt true to life in high school I, like Skim, watched from the sidelines, and when something does happen to you, it can be overwhelming and life changing, as when Skim s teacher kisses her I liked the sly humor the coven meeting that was also an


  8. Lily Lily says:

    I mean, there s heartbroken and then there s all the stuff that comes each second after that, depending on who broke your heart There s something purifying about this book the monochromatic color scheme, the fine lettering, the whispered polyphony of words and images The reader drifts, leaf like, through a chilly autumn at a Canadian all girls school in the early 1990s The ex boyfriend of one of the popular girls had just killed hims


  9. Rachel Rachel says:

    Absolutely fantastic One of the most honest comics I ve read in a while.


  10. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    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


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