Teen Reviews – I Am Not Okay With This by Charles Forsmen (Graphic Novel)

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Synopsis: Sydney, a highschool freshman struggles with growing up. She struggles with feelings for her best friend. On top of this, she struggles with a mysterious power that she doesn’t understand.

Review: This graphic novel wrestles with big themes in a short period of time effectively. The way Sydney wrestles with her sexuality is real and unfiltered. Her inner struggles are very relatable to teenagers and all readers.

The addition of a mysterious power that Sydney can’t control is an important part of what makes this book work. With this power, the book has a more sinister tone than any other book about a girl struggling with high school and it adds drama and action. The combination of normal high school struggles, mental health, and a superpower make this book compelling and a fun read.

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