Good as Lily

by Kim, Derek Kirk.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA KIM Derek
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Call Number  YA KIM Derek
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA GRAPHIC NOVEL pb KIM
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Young Adult
Green Tree Public Library GRAPHIC KIM
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Call Number  GRAPHIC KIM
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction GRAPHIC NOVEL YA F KIM
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
What would you do if versions of yourself at 6,29 and 70 became a part of your already awkward high school life? Grace Kwon is about to find out the hard way after she breaks a haunted pinata on her 18th birthday and her "other selves" appear. But it just may be the dark secret she's kept hidden about her younger sister, Lily, that stands between Grace and her past, present, and future.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* On her eighteenth birthday, Korean American Grace suddenly finds herself surrounded by three very corporeal essences of herself : as a small child, as a 30-year-old woman, and as   a cranky old fart. Each of these incarnations is at an emotional precipice, which teenage Grace helps resolve, allowing the other self to quietly disappear. Kim and Hamm take on a huge task here, mingling snatches of teenage Grace's everyday life with parents and peers with the troubles caused by her other selves. But they pull it off nicely. Kim's pacing and plotting are excellent, and Hamm's black, white, and gray artwork is lively, witty, and full of appropriate comedy and melodrama. The interplay between the selves is complex but easy to follow: very young Grace and very old Grace don't have the same taste in television programs; 30-year-old Grace is a more appropriate love interest for drama teacher Mr. Levon than is teenage Grace (who has a crush on him). Both insightful and fun, the tale, part fantasy, part romance, part growing-up story, will hook a wide variety of readers (not only graphic-novel fans) as it tracks the course of a character's evolution at crucial junctures in her life.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Life cycle, Human -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Korean Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenage girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children's plays -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High school students -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Minx,2007
Contributors Hamm, Jesse.
Fletcher, Jared K.
Language English
Description 147 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781401213817 (pbk)
1401213812 (pbk)
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