"Authenticity is so important when writing for teens, who tend to see the world through a haze of skepticism and self-importance. This is especially true for those at the higher end of the YA age group, who have had time to experience more of the harsh realities of life. Mariko Tamaki (whose graphic novel, Skim, drawn by cousin Jillian Tamaki, was a 2008 Q&Q book of the year) is a master of writing in the voice of disaffected, disillusioned, slightly snarky teens, combining cynical humour and razor-sharp social commentary with bleak, poignant existential musings."”
—Quill & Quire, Books of the Year, Books for Young People, 2012
Mariko Tamaki is a writer and performer whose work appears in print, on stage, and on the radio. Mariko is the author of the novella, Cover Me, creative non-fiction collections True Lies and Fake ID, she is also the co-creator of comics Emiko Superstar (with...