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Ariel Schrag
Ariel Schrag grew up in Berkeley, California. She is the author of the novel Adam, and the graphic memoirs Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise. She has also written for television series on HBO and Showtime. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. show more
Ariel Schrag grew up in Berkeley, California. She is the author of the novel Adam, and the graphic memoirs Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise. She has also written for television series on HBO and Showtime. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it 4 years ago
Take one bio boy pretending to be an older trans to woo the lesbian of his dreams and things are bound to get awkward. All the stars for this fresh, funny, sweet, lovely romantic comedy filled with fabulous characters and great voices. Schrag reminds us in the best possible way that regardless of id...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 6 years ago
If you were like the 99% of kids (according to the blurb) who hated middle school, then this book is full of ouch. Actually, even if you were one of the 1% (the cool kids who were not only popular but had neither academic nor family problems), then this book is full of at least second-hand ouch.A co...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 10 years ago
I loved her earlier books with all my heart. This one, I can't even finish- it's too raw, too emotionally painful, and far too stream-of-consciousness and meandering. I'm sad that it didn't work for me. I think that in a lot of ways it felt self-indulgent- I was on page 200 & something and nothing h...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 10 years ago
Ow. Reading this brought back very vivid memories of what used to be called junior high. As is usual in collections like this, there were some standout winners (both Ariel Schrag and her sister leap to mind) and some fairly forgettable bits. This is a warts and all evocation of adolescence- be warne...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 10 years ago
Junior year. Shrag hits it out of the park again. She's so honest, so immediate, so painfully real.
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