Monday, May 09, 2016

Booknote: My Bad: a Zits Treasury

Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, My Bad: a Zits Treasury. Kansas City, MO: Andrew McMeel, 2009.  ISBN: 978-0-7407-8090-5.

Genre: comics and graphic novels
Subgenre: humor
Format: oversized paperback
Source: Berea branch of the Madison County (KY) Public Library

This book is an oversized collection of the Zits comic strip. Among the highlights: Jeremy breaks up with Sara in favor of another girl, and he finally gets his learner's permit. The comic strip capturing the travails and humor of a family with a teenager is quite amusing. You don't have to be a parent to enjoy this, but if you are, odds are good you will relate to some thing in this comics. What I enjoy about this comic strip are the very humane quality and slice of life depiction the authors managed to convey. The oversize volume is a bit difficult to read due to its size; it's a bit unwieldy. However, the strips are a bit bigger in size, so they are more legible. Overall, this is a very good book that I really liked. Fans of the comic strip will enjoy it as well.

4 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2016 Reading Challenges:

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