The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag. USA 2008, 224 pp., brochure, € 13.95Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Ariel Schrag continues her tumultuous passage through high school in the second book of her series of frank, insightful, and painfully honest autobiographical graphic novels. Written during the summer following her junior year at Berkeley High School in California, »Potential« recounts Ariel's first real relationship and first-time love with a girl, her quest to lose her virginity to a boy, and her parents' divorce - as well as the personal and social complications of writing about her life as she lives it. Along the way she hangs out with her favorite teacher, obsesses over clothes, gets drunk, smokes pot, and tries to connect the biology she reads about in textbooks with the biology she's living. This smart, sweet graphic memoir resonates with anyone - female or male, gay or straight - who has survived high school.