Secret Diary

Secret Diary

Graphic Novel - 2012
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Lou shares the high and low points of being twelve as she takes a few awkward steps into dating, plays matchmaker for her single mother, and discovers, along with her best friend Mina, that they may be outgrowing playing with dolls
Publisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2012
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780761388685
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Burrell, Carol Klio
Alternative Title: Journal infime


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Aug 13, 2015

wonderful book. i read the series READ ALL OF THEM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

In some ways, it might be unfortunate that I stumbled onto (and started with) volume 3 first, then came back and read this first volume, since Neel became an even better storyteller after hitting his stride with Lou's ongoing development. This volume almost feels lacking in subtlety and complexity in comparison.

But that's the only reason I think this would feel lacking, as it's an excellent look at life for a fully-realized, twelve-year-old Lou and her mother. They are multidimensional, complex characters whose mundane, average lives are never boring for readers to experience. Neel has such a good handle on the characters, I was sure he was a she who had lived these experiences until I checked his bio.

The storytelling is episodic in this volume, with each page of panels showing a slice of Lou's life, often with a humorous twist at the end.

LocketLibrarian May 24, 2012

very cute graphic novel-can't wait to see what comes next


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