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Skim
     

Skim

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by Mariko Tamaki
 

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"Skim" is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself — possibly because he's (maybe) gay — the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's what happens to

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Skim 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Winnndy More than 1 year ago
Skim is one of my favorite graphic novels at all time. The juxtaposition of Jillian Tamaki's extremely Japanese artistic sensibilities (the characters, especially Skim, resemble people from 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints) with the contemporary story and characters is jarring, but not in a bad way at all. And the storytelling is flawless. It captures the mundanity, confusion, and angst of a lonely teenager's life in a way I haven't seen anyone else manage to do. It's just a really, rally great piece of artwork and storytelling.
mylovelyastronaut More than 1 year ago
Skim is, first and foremost, about sexuality. Without delving too deeply into the plot I would like to say that this is the most sensitive, realistic portrayal of realizing identity I have ever read or seen, and it is, for me, the most relatable. Also the art is amazing--Jillian Tamaki's work reflects traditional Japanese block printing at times, and muromachi period brush painting at others.