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Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
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Mar 13, 2012

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I’ve fallen off the graphic novel bandwagon. Hard. It kind of hurts. I miss graphic novels, but I’m sick of all the dudeness in the graphical realm. That’s putting it mildly. It’s the kind of sick that makes my stomach fill with acid and my cheeks flush red with anger. Why is it so damn hard to find graphic novels written by women. WHY? If you have suggestions, I will take them greedily and eagerly.

So while wandering down desolation row, I discovered Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks, and immediately set about getting my greedy little hands on it.

Friends With Boys is a sweet charmer of a coming-of-age story set in small-town Canada. Maggie McKay is the youngest of four, the only daughter, and about to start her first day of high school. Starting high school is a daunting task for anyone, but it’s extra nerve-wracking for Maggie whose been home-schooled her whole life, and whose mother has recently left the family.

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