Snotgirl ~ Bryan Lee O’Malley

Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don't Care


Snotgirl is the story of a popular blogger and her life behind the scenes. Her emotions play out all over the place, and she is so self-conscious that she is constantly obsessing over where she stands in relation to other people. She wants to be the coolest, prettiest, most lovable, and most popular girl around. So when a cool girl walks up to her and wants to be friends, she is both thrilled and instantly jealous.

I liked this book so much not because I liked the main character so much, but because her anxiety felt to real and tangible. O’Malley gave readers a wonderful glimpse into the running thought process of Lottie Person, a popular (fictional) blogger. I loved understanding how out of control she felt while she was attempting to present such a calm and collected image of herself to the world.

The art is fantastic. Full color beautifulness, I loved all of the guady outfits throughout the story. I loved the mystery components and the confusion that’s present throughout the storyline. Honestly this felt like a really compelling reason for why people should tend to their mental health as readily as we tend to our physical health. I wasn’t expecting to be as enthralled with this book as I was, but once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down.

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