I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tomboy by Liz Prince
Published by Zest Books Genres: Graphic Memoir, Graphic Novel
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Tomboy is a graphic novel about Liz Prince’s childhood of dealing with not fitting in the box society tends to be put us in. Pink is for girls… Blue is for boys… This is a book I could relate to on so many levels. It always amazes me how a book can transport me to a time I thought was lost in the “Twilight Zone” section of my brain. Now when I think about those days – I say to myself “Did my dad secretly wish for a boy child?” The word “Tomboy” rolled off the tongues of many of my friends when they referred to me. Maybe having an orange and black racing track, a green big wheel, and playing football with the boys wasn’t the “girly” thing to do, but it was fun to me. I have always danced to the beat of my own drum – so I embraced the term “Tomboy” because it meant I was unique.
The author tackles the subject of bullying, feeling no one understands you, and accepting & loving yourself. This is a perfect book for young adults who are dealing with fitting in the “in” crowd. Liz Prince tells her life story with a twist of humor. There are some intense parts in the book, but the book kept my attention from beginning to end. The illustrations in this graphic novel are beautiful and add depth to the story.
I highly recommend this book to people of all ages.
Liz Prince is an autobiographical cartoonist who currently lives outside of Boston, MA, with her two cats, Wolfman and Dracula. Her first book, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut in 2005.
She has since published the comic strip collections Delayed Replays and Alone Forever. She has drawn comics for the wildly popular Adventure Time comic series, is a regular contributor to Razorcake magazine, and self-publishes her own comics and zines.
She is still a tomboy, and can frequently be found shopping in the boys’ section at thrift stores.