A new form of graphic novel with 12 fictional vignettes illustrated with hundreds of photographs of non-acting teen girls.
dakota gives an overview of the book:
i will NEVER tell THEM or YOU what ireally feel.
Like how much i miss you and how inever forget how it was when i was little, stupid moments i wish would
just leave my head, likethe time i got up and you were sitting in front of the tv watching cartoons andyou were in such a good mood and we watched them for hours and ate donuts. it'ssuch a pathetic shabby memory but i was happy back then.
do you even remember thosetimes? do you even care who i am now?
i want to send you somenew pics dad, but do y ou even look at them? are you going to turn them into asong, or just drop them straight into the garbage?
here's one from when iwent hiking with my freind ava. can you tell i hate the cold up here and msis the l.a. sun even thoughit's full of smog, just like i miss you and your warnth even though it'spuloted and poisoned! you are my only dad! can't you care that i exist!
you don't know anythingabout me.
i wish you would call me up once andjust ask, like you really wanted to know, what i was doing. not just"dude, what's up." and then start talking about yourself and how busyyou are.
i want you to care.
i want you to be proud of me.
My latest book is Gothic Lolita, a kind of prayer about mourning and reincarnation wrapped around a Japanese fashion obsession. SIMON& SCHUSTER. with photographs. fiction, for teens.
also the secret life of it girls (ALA winner) Simon. (teen cliques, 100s...
Ambitiously structuring her stylish novel as alternating narratives and interspersing these with black-and-white photos, Lane (The Secret Life of It Girls) focuses on two half-Japanese, half-American girls...