Between Gears (Autobio Diary Comic)

Between Gears - Natalie Nourigat

I bought this book because of the Hope Larson blurb on the back.

 

This book simply didn't click for me.  Although the art is beautiful-really great, the expression and page layouts and character designs were all great, there simply wasn't enough story, either in the individual entries or the overall arc, to really keep me involved.  I have enjoyed diary comics before, but not this one.  However, this is one of the few cases where I disliked a book but would still pick up other works by the author.

 

Because of the way alcohol use is portrayed, I don't really feel that this is an appropriate choice for my classroom library.  If I was teaching high school I'd probably put it out, but I'm not.