This story started out as a monthly zine, that has just recently been compiled into a graphic novel. I liked the honest, tell-all tone that this is written in. It's also a very interesting, engaging story. It reminded me a little of the graphic novel Marzi, since the story is extremely autobiographical, and jumps back and forth between present day and when she's a kid.
The artwork is interesting. I think you'll either love it or hate it, but it is in line with the tone of the book, so it's fitting.
The book also tackles a ton of topics and ends up bringing them all together well. I don't think I've seen a book coagulate this many themes in a cohesive way before. At the end of the book, I was very impressed.
I also felt that I got to know a real person pretty well by reading this book, which is something that a lot of books don't do.
+Interesting, gritty, engaging story
+Very honest viewpoint. I don't know if the author was brutally honest, but the book certainly feels like it.
+Covers many ages or Nichole, from when she was a kid to probably a few years ago
+Takes place in Portland, and she's vegan, so if you're a fan of all things Portland, then get this book.
-Artwork is kind of surreal, but you might like it
-If you're looking for light, happy reading, this isn't it