I Am Not Okay With This by Chuck Forsman

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It may be the only way to wind up a story that lurches so unpredictably from the ordinary to the ominous. Forsman knows that lots of teenagers imagine themselves to be figures of classic tragedy.
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A graphic novel about sexual repression and super powers in small-town America, from the creator of the TV series TEotFW.

Sydney seems like a normal 15-year-old freshman. She hangs out underneath the bleachers, listens to music in her friend’s car, and gets into arguments with her annoying little brother ― but she also has a few secrets she’s only shared in her diary. Like how she’s in love with her best friend Dina, the bizarreness of her father's death, and those painful telekinetic powers that keep popping up at the most inopportune times. In this collection of the self-published minicomic series, Forsman expertly channels the teenage ethos in a style that evokes classic comic strips while telling a powerful story about the intense, and sometimes violent, tug of war between trauma and control. Black & white illustrations throughout.
 

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Published November 21, 2017 by Fantagraphics. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Etelka Lehoczky on Nov 30 2017

It may be the only way to wind up a story that lurches so unpredictably from the ordinary to the ominous. Forsman knows that lots of teenagers imagine themselves to be figures of classic tragedy.

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