Tuesday, November 11, 2014

True Stories Blog Tour: Tomboy by Liz Prince

Tomboy: a graphic memoir
by Liz Prince
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Published by Zest Books
Pages: 256
Source: Publisher
Purchase Amazon / B&N / Indiebound 

from Goodreads
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

I loved reading Tomboy. I decided to read it during a 24 hour readathon because I knew that I could read it in just a little over an hour - that is part of the appeal of reading a graphic novel (or memoir in this case). I rarely read graphic novels, but while reading Tomboy, I am convinced that I need to read more.

I loved how the corresponding images added to the story by helping express the emotions that Liz was experiencing through her childhood and teenage years. Through the text and through the images, Liz Prince shares her story letting everyone know she is who she is. She was confident in what she liked and didn't but reveals that it can be confusing when others don't understand or accept her. She shares how her friendships developed, changed, ended, and which ones she maintained over the years. We get to see how her friendships with girls and boys change as they begin to accept their societal roles.

This book is entertaining and eye-opening and makes you reconsider gender stereotypes. This is the first work that I've read by Liz Prince and I enjoyed it so much that I plan to seek out her works and read more. 

Disclaimer:  I received this promotional finished copy from Zest Books  in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the book provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
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 As part of the True Stories Blog Tour, I am giving away a copy of Tomboy by Liz Prince.

Giveaway Details
Prize donated by Zest Books
Must be 16 years or Older to enter
U.S. addresses only
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Giveaway ends November 19, 2014 
If I cannot verify an entry, that entry will not count.

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