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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 141 pages
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Presents the whole gamut of tortured teen life--friends, love, depression, suicide, and cliques--through the eyes of Skim, a.k.a. Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a would-be Wiccan goth at a girls' academy in Toronto during the 1990s.

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User Review  - Lauraborealis - LibraryThing

This is a beautiful, poignant story. Mostly I enjoyed this book because it was like a blast from the past. MY past, to be specific. As a 16 year old, I was ostracized for being “different”, for my ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceaP - LibraryThing

Yes, I've reached the end of my journey with Jillian Tamaki. I just finished her first work with her cousin Mariko entitled Skim. One thing is for certain...Tamaki has the corner market on teenage ... Read full review


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Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto-based writer and performer "a talented writer getting better and better," says Now Magazine. She is the author of Cover Me,True Liesand the Book of Bad Advice and Fake ID. Mariko grew up in Toronto, where she attended a private school very much like Skim's.

Jillian Tamaki grew up in Alberta and currently lives and works in New York, where her clients include the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, the Walrus, Macleansand the Village Voice. She has received a number of awards for her editorial illustrations, including a National Magazine Award, and her work has appeared in the American Illustrationand Communication Artsannuals. Her first book, Gilded Lilies, was published by Conundrum Press in 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Doug Wright Award in the Best Book category.