Tenth grade: anxiety in excess and frustration to the fullest. Definition is the tale of one girl's plow through this tumultuous year, featuring fervent obsession for glitter-laden girls, ionic charges, and the constant pursuit of the number one score. (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This was a book that I read in one sitting and had to step outside to get some fresh air afterward to dispel the awkward feelings. It chronicles the author/artist’s sophomore year in high school and is packed with teenage angst and confusion that comes with the age.
I was not overly impressed with the artwork, it is not a style that I instinctually liked. It felt a bit scattered and too much packed in one frame. I gave the book a shot because it was recommended after reading some other books and the library had it in stock. Other reviews note that the artist improved significantly in her later works so I will keep an open mind if I come across them, but won’t be seeking them out.
Warning: Contains sexual content
Rating: 3 stars!
Who should read it? Folks going through high school or want to reminisce about “No Doubt”.
Want to read the whole series?
- Awkward (High School Chronicles #1)
- Potential (High School Chronicles #3)
- Likewise (High School Chronicles #4)