Tagged with sexual abuse
I forgot I'd read another of Blake's books, How to Make a Wish, which I liked for its including but not centering sexuality and race. In Girl Made of Stars, Mara, the protagonist's bisexuality is more prominent than Grace's in HtMaW, but it's still less important than themes of what happens when someone you love does a bad thing and how girls support one another.
I believe I might be a bit of a prude. Gloeckner’s well-drawn graphic memoir of sexual abuse, drug abuse, and bad parenting is a little overly graphic for me, as is R. Crumb’s icky introduction. I’m sure it’s quite brilliant, but it’s not for me. It is pretty funny reading it on the subway, though, with all its nudity, especially when you board the train in a religious neighborhood.