Tomboy

by Liz Prince
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

In Prince’s graphic novel memoir, she shares her childhood journey of being bullied and teased for wearing boy clothes and being a tomboy. What I liked about it was that Liz didn’t turn out to be gay or transgender – she’s just different and came to be comfortable in her own skin, but I would put this book solidly in the category of gender and sexuality exploration, which is a hot topic these days. She eventually found friends and boyfriends who got her, which helped her understand herself, and was allowed to attend an alternative high school that was a better fit for her. I liked that she got more introspective as the story progressed and also more confident. It’s true, as she says, that everyone gets bullied and teased about something, but in my experience it’s how you react to it that sets the tone more than anything else. The more we as a society talk about these things, the more normal they will become and the more the stereotypes will break down and people will be free to be themselves. Someday, someday…

1 thought on “Tomboy

  1. Pingback: Spinning by Tillie Walden | Check Out My Book Rack

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s