HONOR GIRL: A GRAPHIC MEMOIR -- a luminescent memoir that examines a pivotal summer, marked by first love, self-discovery, and some difficult realizations
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash(2017, Candlewick; 272 pages)
This is an extraordinary book about what it feels like to be a teenage girl, with a heartachy, non-happy ending. It is also a book filled with extraordinarily beautiful art vignettes. It is an honest, funny, "can’t stop reading" type of book. It is also an exceptional memoir, both romantic and devastating, and a story of self-discovery and love. Finally, Honor Girl is the incredible debut of Maggie Thrash, staff writer for Rookie, a popular online magazine for teenage girls.
The story is about a girl named Maggie, who, at fifteen, has never kissed a guy and has spent basically every summer of her life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She lives in Atlanta and is into the Backstreet Boys. She considers her life is the typical life of a typical teenager with no confounding moments. But then, that confounding moment happens. It is just a second, and it involves an innocent physical contact during a lice inspection. But in that second, Maggie feels something truly different, and falls into gut-twisting love with Erin, an older, wiser, and, most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor.
Recommended to those readers looking for books that you can’t put down and that stay with you after you get to the end. This one goes right to the heart.
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