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Stuck in the middle : seventeen comics from an unpleasant age / edited by Ariel Schrag.

Contributor(s): Schrag, Ariel.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking, 2007ISBN: 9780670062218 (pbk.); 0670062219 (pbk.); 9781417784493; 1417784490.Subject(s): Teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Middle schools -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Graphic novels. | Comic books, strips, etc.
Contents:
B.F.F. / Vanessa Davis -- Fair weather / Joe Matt -- Snitch / Tania Schrag -- Anxiety / Eric Enright -- Plan on the number 7 bus / Ariel Schrag -- Tips for surviving middle school / Jace Smith -- Like a weed, Joe / Daniel Clowes -- Tina Roti / Cole Johnson -- The adventures of Batboy and Starling / Nick Eliopulos -- Hit me / Gabrielle Bell -- Crater face / Dash Shaw -- Horse camp / Lauren Weinstein -- A relationship in eight pages / Jim Hoover -- Never go home / Robyn Chapman -- The Disco Prairie Rebellion of '81 / Ariel Bordeaux -- Simple Machines / Aaron Renier -- Shit / Ariel Schrag.
Summary: The hardships, dramas, and joys of seventh and eighth grade are presented in a collection of tales, illustrated by an array of graphic novelists, including Daniel Clowes and Ariel Schrag.
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CML Young Adult Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
CML Young Adult Fiction Area
S9325 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002164564

B.F.F. / Vanessa Davis -- [Selection] from Fair weather / Joe Matt -- Snitch / Tania Schrag -- Anxiety / Eric Enright -- Plan on the number 7 bus / Ariel Schrag -- Tips for surviving middle school / Jace Smith -- Like a weed, Joe / Daniel Clowes -- Tina Roti / Cole Johnson -- The adventures of Batboy and Starling / Nick Eliopulos -- Hit me / Gabrielle Bell -- Crater face / Dash Shaw -- Horse camp / Lauren Weinstein -- A relationship in eight pages / Jim Hoover -- Never go home / Robyn Chapman -- The Disco Prairie Rebellion of '81 / Ariel Bordeaux -- Simple Machines / Aaron Renier -- Shit / Ariel Schrag.

The hardships, dramas, and joys of seventh and eighth grade are presented in a collection of tales, illustrated by an array of graphic novelists, including Daniel Clowes and Ariel Schrag.

Young adult.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-9-Multiple stories of life during middle school are told in an indie comix style that might appeal to the zine crowd in terms of raw art, construction, and subject matter. Common themes of alienation, adjustment, popularity, and burgeoning sexual drives can be found in the various tales-with accompanying charged language-but what is most striking is their collective open-ended lack of structure and conclusion. While the stories take transition and formative awareness to heart, the recurring vignette format prevents most of the offerings from providing much in the way of a discernable message or point beyond the evocative emotional content. The volume subsequently has a therapeutic vibe, with the stories-even while not contemporary in most of their settings-existing simply to show that the situations in which readers may find themselves are common. But the sharing seems less helpful for prospective readers than it seems purgative to the contributors, as little solace can be found in moments that hang on the page without any clear direction. The artwork is quite varied, but does exemplify that there are many ways of expressing oneself, and that traditional comic-book structures can be adapted or subverted in order to create a personal storytelling technique. In this fashion, the book does more artistically to demonstrate the potential of individual expression than the generic themes and the somewhat meandering plotting.-Benjamin Russell, Belmont High School, NH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ariel Schrag is a well-respected graphic novelist. Her series of autobiographical comics are currently being made into a major motion picture. She works as a writer for the popular Showtime program The L Word. Ariel lives in New York City.

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