Most arresting, visually, is Jillian Tamaki's choice to give Kim the face of a traditional Japanese beauty.
I also liked how it showed how sometimes friends can drift apart, and new, unexpected friendships can be made in their place.
Adults who appreciate a good story, good graphics, and teenage angst (non-melodramatic) can appreciate this graphic novel.
I really liked this book very well written. It captures teenage angst very well, in only a way that a graphic novel can. I would reccoment it to read and purchase.Published 1 month ago by chanel
This graphic novel is a gorgeous, moving, and engaging story about Kim, a teenage outcast, weirdo, witch, queer, Asian girl in a world of white, straight, Christian girls. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Benson
Defies all genre - deeply empathetic human story with significant graphic and literary merit and message ... a must for the odd girl out...Published 4 months ago by J. Sappington
This is a classic, award-winning graphic novel, and should be part of every library's graphic novel collection. It's a good read.Published 17 months ago by Jenni French
I chose this from the list of GLBT YA books for my Literature for Young Adults class, partly because I've never really read a graphic novel, and partly to avoid yet ANOTHER modern... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Anyechka
Skim is a wonderful, quick read. If you're at all familliar with graphic novels, it's easy and fun to read. The story is captivating. Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by AdamTheMe
Kim aka "Skim" is not really all that skim. She's mostly goth, nearly Wiccan and 100% sixteen. She attends and all girl private school with a really great English teacher, Ms. Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by Brittany Moore
Interesting art coupled with a slightly vapid storyline does not make for the greatest of reads. Still, there is a good tonal quality throughout that manages to capture alienated... Read morePublished on September 24, 2011 by Sibelius
Skim is a well paced and beautifully illustrated coming of age story. The story is so so. It's about high school and coming of age. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by Gagewyn