Escape from "Special"

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Fantagraphics Books, Feb 20, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 185 pages
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Escape from "Special" is the coming-of-age story of Melissa, who we first meet as a small child and depart from at the end of the book just before she enters high school. Drawn in black and white and washed in moody blues and full spectrum grays, Lasko-Gross's art, with its detailed backgrounds and expressive characters, exquisitely conveys the story's blend of humor (sometimes of the gross-out variety) and keenly observed insights. Miss Lasko-Gross, who has the sensibility of a love child of Linda Barry and David B. midwifed by Judy Blume, has created a graphic novel that should appeal not only to the growing readers of graphic novels, but to teens grappling with similar unresolved questions.
 

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

Read with a fair amount of cringing, knowing exactly where she was coming from. It's a little hard to piece together any sort of narrative--these are a bunch of tiny little snippets, rather than ... Read full review

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the book is terrible and it should not be in school liberys

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
34
Section 5
44
Section 6
51
Section 7
52
Section 8
69
Section 10
76
Section 11
81
Section 12
83
Section 13
84
Section 14
91
Section 15
93
Section 16
96
Copyright

Section 9
72

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About the author (2002)

Miss Lasko-Gross' (Manhattan) comics work has appeared in Aim Comics, Lefty, Nine Hours to Durham, House of Twelve and True Porn.

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