Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or
playing pretty princess like the other girls in her neighbourhood. But she wasn’t exactly one of the guys, either. She was somewhere in between. But with the forces of middle school, high school, parents, friendship, and romance pulling her this way and that, “the middle” wasn’t exactly an easy place to be.
I only heard about this book a few weeks ago and I bought a copy faster than I’ve bought anything recently. I haven’t read many memoirs, and never read a graphic memoir, so this was first for me.
Tomboy by Liz Prince gives a humorous and at times moving account of what it’s like growing up when you don’t fit in, when you live in a society that tries to tell you there is only one way to be a girl. She takes us through her life and experiences trying to find a way to articulate who she is and the conclusion is a life (and gender) affirming moment.
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