This blog post is written by Anna, one of my grade seven library monitors who encouraged me to take this book home and read it.
Tomboy goes through the life of Liz Prince from when she was maybe 4 to when she was probably 17. It shows the struggle she faced of being bullied throughout her life, moving from one place to another, losing friendships and being pressured into sex and drugs.
This book is amazing! While sounding quite serious it has quite a hilarious aspect to it and will definitely make you laugh and sometimes, clench your fists. I wanted to jump into the book and punch characters in the face. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and some of my friends have actually read it.
To be honest when my mother bought it for me about a year ago she didn't realize how much swearing was in it and she wasn't terribly pleased but I still read it and loved it. I would definitely recommend it for older ages because it does have references to swearing, sex, and drugs.
I recommend Tomboy for ages 11 and up considering it's quite a mature graphic novel.