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Boys in skirts, girls in shirts and ties: we associate such gender nonconformity with same-sex attraction. But young Liz didn't even conform to that assumption. Refusing anything traditionally feminine, dressing like a boy, liking sports and Battle Beasts toys and lizards, she hit puberty by falling in love with guys like her girlier classmates did. Done in simple, clean-line sketchbook-style black-and-white drawings, the memoir follows Liz through a childhood and adolescence of speed bumps: teasing, bullying, ostracism, relationships gone sour, and self-doubt. But maturing with parental acceptance, Liz does find adult and peer supporters and eventually a tribe of friends who accept her on her own terms. Prince (Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?) skillfully and sometimes humorously uses iconic images to illustrate gender stereotypes, employing Cathy cartoons, Superman images, and bathroom signs showing a skirted figure. She also counsels via an imaginary time machine a girl in a magazine. VERDICT A real slash and burn of gender stereotypes, this title delivers a unique message for both teens and adults about finding your own way despite cultural conventions. Fans of Jeffrey Brown's autobiographical comics will also enjoy it. Occasional F-bombs.—M.C.