“Skim” is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls’ school in Toronto. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself — possibly because he’s gay — the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It’s a weird time to fall in love, but that’s what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with her English teacher, Ms. Archer. But when Ms. Archer abruptly leaves, Skim struggles to cope with her confusion and isolation. Depression, love, sexual identity, crushes, manipulative peers —teen life in all its dramatic complexities is explored in this touching, pitch-perfect, literary graphic masterpiece.
“Skim” is the story of Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a wanna-be Wiccan goth girl who attends a private Catholic school in Toronto Canada. Skim, who actually prefers to just be called Kim, is almost a witch and is still working on improving her altar and studying from her Wicca books. At school, everyone is in mourning because a classmate committed suicide and everybody is trying to find something to hold onto, even Skim. Skim finds herself falling in love with her weird, hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer, which leaves her confused and wondering about who she really is.
“Skim” is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel filled with angst, drama, identity struggles and a glimpse into teenage life at sixteen.
Remember — tarot cards must be given to you for them to really work, according to Skim at least.