PS - I woke up this morning and found notification email from the public library - Eclipse is available for me to pick up!!! I'm going to pick it up this evening, after dinner...
Thursday, June 12, 2008
middle school is worse than meatloaf
I was looking for Babymouse graphic novel in my school library, and instead I found this novel by Jennifer L. Holm. Subtitle: "A year told through stuff" - a story of Ginny Davis' 7th grade year. Holms used "digitally rendered collage illustrations" of various forms of communication - notes, store receipts, ticket stubs, report cards, English essays, life science reports, IM's, etc. Ginny has funny problems (like trying new hair styles to make her nose appear smaller) and family problems (like an older brother who gets in trouble, a new stepdad). Each piece of "stuff" is surprising and tells another part of Ginny's 7th grade year.