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Honor Girl

A Graphic Memoir

Honor Girl

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Honor Girl

Honor Girl

A Graphic Memoir

Audio CD

05/30/2017

2 Audio CD

121 minutes

9781520072234

Audio Library Digital

05/30/2017

121 minutes

9781520072258

Audio Retail Digital

05/30/2017

121 minutes

9781520072265

Audio MP3 CD

05/30/2017

1 Audio MP3 CD

121 minutes

9781520072272

Playaway

05/30/2017

121 minutes

9781520072289

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Maggie has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing-until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent physical contact pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and, most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counselor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl. When it seems as if Erin maybe feels the same way about Maggie, it's too much for both Maggie and Camp Bellflower to handle-let alone understand.

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In this graphic memoir, Thrash writes with confidence and skill remarkable for a debut., The New York Times

Thrash's unvarnished retelling of her adolescent experience is neither glamourizing nor self-deprecating--and the salty realism makes the story engrossing and quite funny. Though lesbian and questioning teens may be especially responsive to the narrative, any young reader will see in Maggie and her friends a relatable sort of confident confusion., Shelf Awareness

In this poignant memoir, Thrash examines a pivotal summer, marked by first love, self-discovery, and some difficult realizations...The tone is spot-on, varying from funny and quirky to quiet and contemplative, and Thrash seamlessly weaves in light, turn-of-the-millennium pop culture touchstones like the Backstreet Boys with darker historical references (the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy)...An insightful and thought-provoking work., School Library Journal

Thrash's remembrances are evinced with clear, wide-eyed illustrations colored with a dreamily vibrant palette. She has so carefully and skillfully captured a universal moment-the first time one realizes that things will never be the same-that readers will find her story captivating. A luminescent memoir not to be missed., Kirkus

Thrash writes with an intoxicating mix of candor, irony, and fresh passion. Much of the memoir's piquancy comes from the collisions between the camp's ideal of Southern womanhood, the campers' clannishness, and Maggie's faith in herself as she becomes, incongruously, the camp's best rifle shot. This is the kind of memoir that stays with readers for days., Publishers Weekly

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