Tina's Mouth by Keshni Kashyap
An Existential Comic Diary

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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?
 

About Keshni Kashyap

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Keshni Kashyap was raised in Los Angeles, California. She studied literature at Berkeley and film at UCLA. Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary is her first book.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Indian-American high-school student with a thing for Jean Paul Sartre struggles with existential angst in this graphic-novel debut.

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Tina, an Indian-American living in San Francisco, writes an illustrated diary to Jean-Paul Sartre as part of a semesterlong existentialism class in this charming coming-of-age story.

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Indian-American high-school student with a thing for Jean Paul Sartre struggles with existential angst in this graphic-novel debut.

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Teen Reads

Told in a series of letters that Tina writes to the long dead Sartre, TINA'S MOUTH is about life, plain and simple.

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City Book Review

Jean-Paul Sartre is not the usual companion of a teenage girl, but for Tina, Sartre is precisely what she needs in her life.

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Portland Book Review

Not only is this a great book, and it is a great look at adolescence.

Jan 17 2013 | Read Full Review of Tina's Mouth: An Existential ...

DNA

Tina wants to kiss Neil Andrew Strumminger, the coolest and cutest boy on the block (or at the very least, in Tina’s class).

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