Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary Read Online Free - In the tradition of Persepolis and American Born Chinese, a wise and funny high school heroine comes of age.
Tina M., sophomore, is a wry observer of the cliques and mores of Yarborough Academy, and of the foibles of her Southern California intellectual Indian family. She's on a first-name basis with Jean-Paul Sartre, the result of an English honors class assignment to keep an “existential diary.”
Keshni Kashyap’s compulsively readable graphic novel packs in existential high school drama—from Tina getting dumped by her smart-girl ally to a kiss on the mouth (Tina’s mouth, but not technically her first kiss) from a cute skateboarder, Neil Strumminger. And it memorably answers the pressing question: Can an English honors assignment be one fifteen-year-old girl’s path to enlightenment?
|Title||:||Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary|
|Number of Pages||:||248 pages|
June 08, 2017
The illustration was on point, and I really enjoyed the story! Wish there was a sequel.
October 08, 2013
On one hand, Tina's Mouth is treading very familiar ground. Tina's best friend dumps her in favor of her new boyfriend. She herself has a crush on a boy who's giving her mixed signals. Her family is loving, but both of her older siblings have dramas of their own going on that absorb much of her p...
January 02, 2013
The book is focused more on text than the art. I feel like this would have been better as a novel. It' the typical teenage angst type of book. this unfortunately made all the non-family member characters flat characters. Subplots are friendship seem to get dropped to quickly or forgotten until la...
January 28, 2015
I liked a lot of the ideas that were explored in this book, and I particularly liked that the resolution at the end wasn't perfect, but it was addressed as being imperfect. My only beef with the book was that all of the characters are drawn with light hair, so it can become really hard to disting...
August 09, 2013
I loved this book! Tina is the daughter of Indian immigrants, and has to deal with the usual questions about India - the red dot, the blue god, etc. But Tina is taking a course in Existentialism in her high school, which has led her to ask her own questions, such as "Who am I?" In her existential...
March 26, 2012
First of all, I think the cover on this is absolutely yummy. Rich teal with colored images of the girl and her philosopher.
The story isn't bad either. Fairly standard coming-of-age, girl in a private school, crush on the wrong guy, Indian-American, friend-break-up, cast in a play, teenage story....
August 09, 2011
Quick review: While the content and storyline of this graphic novel was smart, I wasn't impressed with its execution or the artwork. Transitions between sections seemed jumpy, even within chapters, and elements of the storyline that could have been really meaningful were either touched on too bri...
May 12, 2014
Interesting. I wouldn't say it's on par with American Born Chinese but still an entertaining read.
October 20, 2017
Such a cute book from the perspective of a teenage girl - great book!
August 24, 2014
Tina’s Mouth by Keshni Kashyap and Mari Araki (illustrator) breaks all sorts of boundaries. The novel is an interesting specimen of alternative narration that is sure to appeal to contemporary teens and young adults. Though ostensibly a graphic novel, it straddles the fence between an illustrated...