Lost soul, be at peace : a graphic memoir / Maggie Thrash.

Picking up where her graphic memoir "Honor girl" left off, Maggie Thrash recounts 11th grade and her experiences with depression. The one sure thing in her life is the relationship she has with her cat, Tommi. But when Tommi goes missing in her family's cavernous home, she embarks on...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Thrash, Maggie, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
Edition:First edition.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In a follow-up to her debut graphic memoir Honor Girl, Thrash chronicles her junior year at a posh Atlanta prep school, adding a magical bent. Maggie's already wrestling with plummeting grades, depression, her lesbian identity, and her self-absorbed parents. Then her cat, Tommi, disappears and she discovers a secret hallway in her home-and within it, a thoughtful and determined boy her age named Tommy, who looks ghostly but seems real. Their conversations reveal a world Maggie has never seen. Tommy digs ditches to make money for college, and he doesn't know what a Chinese restaurant is. Her life looks just as foreign to him: when she chooses a college by pointing to one in a guidebook, oblivious to its cost, he says, "Wow. Life is just that easy for you, isn't it?" Thrash's bone-dry observational humor stays provocative ("In the South... Democrats go bird hunting while Republicans go deer hunting"), and her rugged draftsmanship and solid toolbox of visual storytelling techniques can handle any emotional register with honesty: teen ennui; cold exchanges with her parents; angry jabs at the rich, bigoted white boys at her school; and the chilling dreams that haunt Maggie's nights. Ages 14-up. Agent: Stephen Barr, Writers House. (Oct.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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