This week I thought I would feature another graphic novel! This time a big favourite of mine, Zita the Spacegirl.
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I see a square-jawed woman with shoulder-length blonde hair in waves and cool blue eyes. I know she wants to reach out to me, but my rejection is stopping her. I realize with shock that Mama is actually starting to be afraid of me. The loving, laughing girl she brought up for twelve years is becoming a stranger. And there’s nothing I can do to stop this now. It’s as if I need to disconnect in order to prepare for my new life.
A Polaroid photo shows Jenna with her arm around a girl in pigtails, Pearl’s age, with Rick’s amber-flecked eyes. They’re grinning like a pair of thieves over ice-cream cones. Shelly. Rick’s sister. This girl is totally in love with Rick. Her sweetness feels at odds with the girl on the phone, and yet this letter-writing pal of Rick’s little sister must be the girl he loves – and I’m standing here reading his private mail.
Rick’s staring at his phone, as if he can bring her here by telepathy.