End of year lists are here and How I Made it to Eighteen’s recently been included on
The Texas Library Association Maverick Graphic Novel Reading list
Graphic Novel Reporterâ€™s 2010 Favorites
And some of the students I visited in Miami had this to say from an article in the Miami Herald:
“I was cynical about it because I thought it was going to be about some girl whining all the time,” said the senior. “But I was able to read it in one sitting. The way the story flows doesn’t let you stop, and if the author got me into it, she did her job.”
“I was not going to read it,” she said. “I thought it was a dumb comic, but even though there aren’t a lot of words, she said a lot with the few words she used and the drawings were powerful and intense.”
I can’t believe how much support How I Made it to Eighteen has gotten. It’s been a dream year for me.