The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Revised Edition: An Account in Words and Pictures
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Though not related directly to the story, they seem a more honest depiction of the necessary but casual self-reflection that a diary can help keep alive. . In this work, though, Minnie's story is told through a combination of prose, illustrations and comics, capturing the confused inner dialogue of a precocious, attention-starved girl with a talent for drawing. More affecting are the casual teenage doodlings and comics that Gloeckner includes periodically throughout the book. A hellish adolescence follows: Minnie's kicked out of various schools, has promiscuous sex and ends up on the streets, strung out and obsesse
This edition has been updated by the author with an introduction reflecting on the book's critical reception and value as diary or novel, historical document or work of art. After losing her virginity to her mother's boyfriend, Minnie pursues a string of sexual encounters (with both boys and girls) while experimenting with drugs and developing her talents as an artist. Unsupervised and unguided by her aloof and narcissistic mother, Minnie plunges into a defenseless, yet fearless adolescence. The Diary of a Teenage Girl offers a searing comment on adult society as seen though the eyes of a young woman on the verge of joining it. First released in 2002, this provocative, critically acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgård. “I don't remember being born. I was a very ugly child. While set in the libertine atmosphere of 1970s San Francisco, Minnie's journey to understand herself and her world is universal: this is the story of a young woman troubled by the discontinuity be
K. Rennie said Book-ness by KP- Ness. Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” of Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe, a Book-ness by KP- Ness Phoebe Gloeckner’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is “An Account in Words and Pictures” of Minnie, a fifteen-year-old who is having an affair with Monroe, a 35-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover. What makes this story so different from other “child abuse memoirs” is that not once in the book does young Minnie (or anyone) claim she was coerced, abused, molested or raped. In fact, throughout the book, we are led to believe that Minnie was an active and willing participant in the relationship.There are endless coming-of-age stories depicting yo. 5-year-old man who is also her mother’s lover. What makes this story so different from other “child abuse memoirs” is that not once in the book does young Minnie (or anyone) claim she was coerced, abused, molested or raped. In fact, throughout the book, we are led to believe that Minnie was an active and willing participant in the relationship.There are endless coming-of-age stories depicting yo. "On Point & On Time" according to Molly Gibbons. Fabulous book! I found that although I myself have not.completed many If not any of the acts Minnie has, I found it easy to relate to her and her choices. The author, Phoebe Glorckner, has found a direction with her writing approach that the reader can visualize themselves in without criticizing their decisions. As for the delivery, that was on point. So much so that I received the book within a day after ordering. Overall, I most definitely recommend this novel.. Astounding Sasha A wonderful, deeply moving, heartbreaking read. It partly felt a little too "cautionary" for me, like Go Ask Alice, but even still I couldn't stop reading. Looking forward to seeing the movie and reading the author's other work. Can't say much more than that because I'm still processing but WOW.