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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
Sara Marcus
Granta en español 11: Los mejores narradores jovenes en español
Carlos Yushimito del Valle, Andrés Felipe Solano, Federico Falco, Matías Néspolo, Andrés Ressia Colino, Carlos Labbé, Rodrigo Hasbún, Pablo Gutiérrez, Javier Montes, Lucía Puenzo, Samanta Schweblin, Oliverio Coelho, Pola Oloixarac, Elvira Navarro, John Freeman, Antoni

I Am Princess X

I Am Princess X - Cherie Priest started off strong and didn't live up to its promise. hacking and music are very hard to write. there's a lot of hacking in this book, and it just sounds fake. it sounds like a convenient writerly shortcut. I kept waiting for a twist or a betrayal but it's all very straightforward once May finds the insanely popular yet somehow sort of mediocre webcomic. I found the actions of the police, which were used as a way to justify all the sneaking and teens saving the day, as unrealistic. I know that the police as an institution don't always have a great track record for treating youth, but it's hard to see them just taking some dude's word that a girl is schizophrenic, and anyway there are other avenues to help apart from law enforcement, like the department of health or something. the other reason which I won't spoil is more compelling. but then when things get wrapped up I was like, why would they believe one teenager and not another? good points include: nice use of setting, scavenger hunts are always fun, strong themes of friendship and independence, the comic bits are well drawn, and there should have been more.