Short & Skinny

Short & Skinny

Graphic Novel - 2018
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As a middle schooler, Mark finds himself on the smaller side of the physical spectrum--being short AND skinny has really wreaked havoc on his confidence. So to end his bullying woes and get the girl--or at least the confidence to talk to the girl--he starts to explore bulking up by way of the miracle cures in the backs of his comics. But his obsession with beefing up is soon derailed by a new obsession: Star Wars, the hottest thing to hit the summer of 1977. As he explores his creative outlets as well as his cures to body image woes, Mark sets out to make his own stamp on the film that he loves.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316440493
Branch Call Number: JGN B Tatulli M AUTO
Characteristics: 249 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Short and skinny


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CMLibrary_cmilstead May 31, 2019

Mark hates being the short, skinny guy. Bullies always pick on him and he can only like a girl from afar. Mark hopes that by the end of the summer, he’ll change. Then he sees an amazing movie called Star Wars! The movie influences Mark so much that he decides to make his own movie. But, how will Mark ever succeed without a budget? This is a perfect book to demonstrate how important it is to build your confidence and love who you are. Full of humor and heart, the graphic-novel format is the perfect package for Mark’s memoir as he tries to reach for the stars!

Oct 31, 2018

Really fun story good for most all ages. A comic book telling of a short and skinny boy being bullied and wanting to find a way out during the summer Star Wars was released. I would give the overall story and fun plot and characters a 4 or 5 stars, but the writing is not very crisp, witty or entertaining itself, it is pretty average. That lands the overall book at 3.5 stars to me. Still, I finished it the same day I got it from the library. It was a fun story and I wanted to know what happened next even if I had to push through some of the dragging dialogue and story-telling in a few places. It is a quick read as a comic, and worth the time in my opinion.

OPL_KrisC Oct 27, 2018

A funny and heart-felt, full-color graphic novel for kids about the summer the author discovered Star Wars.

OPL_AmyW Aug 01, 2018

Star Wars fans, old and new, will enjoy this coming-of-age graphic novel about middle-schooler Mark who longs to grow up (and bulk up). Luckily for Mark, the premier of the summer sensation "Star Wars" will encourage him to explore his creative side and discover a confidence he never knew he had.


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OPL_KrisC Oct 27, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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