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Slip by Marika McCoola - Book Review

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By Marika McCoola, Aatmaja Pandya (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781616207892
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

Right before Jade leaves for several weeks at a special art camp, she receives a phone call from her friend Phoebe. Phoebe is in the hospital, having tried to hurt herself. This, of course, shocks Jade, leaving her seemingly alone in trying to learn who she is if Phoebe is not there. Through the art she creates, her new friends and some interesting symbolic ceramic pieces, Jade figures out that this summer can open more doors than just being able to win scholarships. While there are trigger issues involved, mature readers will be fine as McCoola has sensitively addressed issues of mental health, sexuality, and emotions. Beautifully created, this graphic novel is a must read for all. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette