Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Good As Lily by Derek Kirk Kim & Jesse Hamm

On Grace's 18th birthday, she is sold a pinata by a mysterious old woman in the park, and apparently what it ends up containing is Grace herself: at ages 6, 29, and 70. Hilarity and insight ensues as Grace tries to hide them from her parents and explain them away as relatives to her friends, and in the process ends up healing the pieces of herself that need healing in each of her aspects. It's a charming story, but not award-worthy. Also, the story barely touches on the source of the title, which is that Grace never feels as good as Lily, her older sister who died when Grace was six. A nice read, but a NAY.


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