Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince



Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn’t exactly one of the guys, either. She was somewhere in between. But with the forces of middle school, high school, parents, friendship, and romance pulling her this way and that, “the middle” wasn’t exactly an easy place to be.

Tomboy follows award-winning author and artist Liz Prince through her early years and explores–with humor, honesty, and poignancy–what it means to “be a girl.”

My Thoughts:

This graphic novel is so cute!! It’s about Liz Prince, who grew up not being super girly.  This is one of the best memoir I’ve read in a very long time.  Liz grew up not liking dresses, and the color pink.  She preferred to wear her hair short and wear boys clothes.  This made fitting in hard, for a young girl.  I love how it addresses gender roles and people’s misconceptions if it. Liz isn’t trans, and she isn’t a lesbian, she just isn’t a girly-girl.  Actually she seems to hate girls throughout most of her life.  I don’t know if this is because of how she feels like she should be and can’t be, or why.  It addresses bullies and how she handled them.  It’s quick to read, and the illustrations are great.  They are simple and fit perfectly with the story. Loved it.



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