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In quirky but gently pointed vignettes, Mucha follows a small group of buddies as they experience their first year of high school: making new friends, learning to be supportive, putting fantasies into the perspective of realistic achievement, and other emotional situations that truly feel like revelations to many in their early and mid-teens. Mucha's kids are long-armed, multiracial, and possess an almost boundless capacity to express their feelings with a roll of the eye or a change in shoulder posture. Almost uniform panels make for straightforward reading for those new to comics, and the placement of a dozen scenes on the page doesn't make the image or the script difficult to see. A comforting read for the young and a nostalgic look back for those who have already sailed these hormone-perturbed waters.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2010 Booklist