Fangirls, I’ve been drooling over this book since I first saw it was coming out. I decided that it was a comic worth waiting to get physically, so I just got the first two issues this weekend. And of course, when I got them, I immediately plopped down to read them. Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley and illustrated by Leslie Hung, Snotgirl is a dream right off the bat.
Snotgirl (AKA Lottie Person) instantly became my icon. She’s adorable, throws shade like a tree, and kiiiiillls her clothing. What a champ. Oh, and she’s a mad popular fashion blogger. What’s not to love?
Well, since [I] asked, she has no genuine friends, has the worst allergies ever, and maybe she killed a cute girl? Also her boyfriend is dating someone who is clearly trying to ~become~ her. It’s crazy.
Lottie does (and realizes) all of those things in the first two issues, and I don’t want to get deep into it because you should go pick it up to see how those major plot points even occur. It’s beautiful, fun, and honestly a little scary (the murder part, anyways). I love that she has very little tolerance for the folks in her life, but she also whines about not having real friends. I think if she were to step back a bit, she may notice that though they hide behind incredibly cute and fashionable sunglasses, there are some folks who give a crap about her.
Snotgirl is great but I don’t recommend it for younger audiences. It’s a fun story for the late teens and up though. If you’re looking for something more for early teens and under, check out Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series. It’s rad and fun, and gives a fun look at late teen-early adulthood without getting too inappropriate.
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