Token by Joelle Jones, Alisa Kwitney


Token by Joelle Jones, Alisa Kwitney

Written by Alisa Kwitney Art and cover by Joelle Jones Alisa Kwitney is my guilty pleasure. - Neil Gaiman, Hugo Award-winning author of American Gods Can a Jewish girl out of time and a Spanish old soul survive culture clashes and criminal records to find true love in the sun-drenched, sequined miasma that was South Beach in the 1980s? Noted comics writer and novelist Alisa Kwitney (Flirting in Cars, DESTINY: A CHRONICLE OF DEATHS FORETOLD) and amazing artist Joelle Jones (12 Reasons Why I Love Her) team up for the ultimate retro romance. Retailers: See this month's order form for a special ordering incentive on this title. Advance-solicited; on sale October 22 - 5.25 x 8 - 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US


BOOKLIST 11/15/08 Shira lives in a Miami hotel with her widowed father and her grandmother. When Shira s father begins todate his secretary and their relationship turns serious, Shira has trouble accepting how he is changing. And, for his part, her father can t communicate as well with an almost 16-year-old Shira as he could when shewas just a little girl. Shira turns to petty shoplifting and the arms of a mysterious Spanish boy to cope withher feelings. All the ingredients of a standard and credible YA problem novel are here, but Kwitney s script and Jones expressive black-and-white art make the story fresh and worth the quick reading time. Relationships are authentic, and both adults and teens evidence a true depth of character. The sadly soonto-be discontinued Minx line again upholds its standard of well-crafted and original work, and readers ofToken will want to look to Re-Gifters (2007) and Good as Lily (2007) for similarly well-told tales about the emotional hardships of growing up through accepting others as well as oneself.

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176 pages


Joelle Jones, Alisa Kwitney
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Publication date

29th October 2008



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