*SECOND HAND BOOK*
By Ariel Schrag. Published by SLG.
Softcover, B&W, 2003.
Description from the collected Likewise graphic novel:
Likewise (Simon & Schuster) Ariel Schrag concludes her turbulent ride through high school in the final volume of her acclaimed series of compelling and strikingly honest autobiographical graphic novels.
Likewise takes us into the holy grail of teenagers, every bit as terrifying as it is liberating: senior year. Struggling with a major longing for her ex-girlfriend, her parents’ post-divorce relationship, anxiety over the future, and all the graphic details of her complicated life, Ariel sets out to document everything and everyone. And when she discovers James Joyce, a whole new world of creativity opens up to her.
Nominated for a Lambda Literary Award
“In a confessional style that’s part Robert Crumb and part Judy Blume, Schrag explores teenage sexuality in a frank, often heartbreaking way… her obsession with truth-telling would make Holden Caulfield proud.” – NPR
“A formidable and intricately executed epic.” — Bitch
“One of the great achievements of contemporary comics.” — The Comics Journal
“Likewise is possibly the definition of TMI in its form and content. And, you know, the world is lucky to have such an artifact.” — The Austin Chronicle