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This review is from: Summer Blonde (Paperback)
I recently came across this book, and after reading a few pages felt compelled to buy it. I certainly wasn't disappointed. Tomine is a brilliant writer and artist, perfectly portraying the confusion and heartache the characters go through as they try to find out who they are.
I haven't read any of Tomine's other collections so I'm not going to compare and say 'it wasn't as good as his earlier stuff'. My favourite story in this book is Hawaiian getaway, in which Asian-American Hilary tries to navigate self-hate, boredom and a rocky relationship with her family. All of these tales are easily relatable, which gives them a truly universal appeal.
I would definetely recommend this comic, Tomine is incredibly talented.