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Skim

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Skim by Mariko Tamaki
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Description

"Skim" is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself possibly because he's (maybe) gay the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But then Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, and Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation while her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into "real" life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school's semi formal. Suicide, depression, love, homosexuality, crushes, cliques of popular, manipulative peers the whole gamut of teen life is explored in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being 16."
Release date Australia
February 23rd, 2010
Author
Contributor
Created by Jillian Tamaki
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Groundwood Books
Interest Age
From 15 to 17 years
Pages
141
Dimensions
176x255x9
ISBN-13
9780888999641
Product ID
4032595

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