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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  - Maré Odomo - Goodreads

The cover for this book speaks nothing of the beauty it holds inside. I thought it was about geishas, especially paired with the last name Tamaki. I feel like I've seen Jillian Tamaki's work somewhere ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto-based writer and performer Ñ "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.