Token

Token Review

All she wants is a token of his affection.

It's 1987 and fifteen-year-old Shira Spektor lives with her father in a funky apartment building on Miami's South Beach. More comfortable wearing retro '40s clothing than the current fashions, Shira doesn't belong--which is why her best friend is a bawdy, brassy eighty-year-old, and Shira herself has never even been kissed properly.

It would have helped to have a mother to turn to for advice, but Shira and her dad have been doing all right on their own since she was three.

And then her father falls in love with his secretary, and suddenly Shira isn't his special girl anymore.

Bruised by her father's constant criticism and the barbed attention from the popular girls at school, Shira finds comfort in a dangerous new hobby--shoplifting. But when she gets caught by a dark-eyed, streetwise boy from Spain, Shira discovers an unexpected friend and ally.

And then friendship grows into something more thrilling...and less safe.

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  • Wandering Librarians

    I really liked the artwork in this, the emotions were so beautifully portrayed in the illustrations. They were very unique and completely lept off the page. Unfortunately this was really the only thin...

  • Niffer

    This book was one of those where I was feeling a definite 3 to 4 stars through most of the story and the ending just crash and burned.I'm not a huge fan of graphic novels, but I've been trying to read...

  • Jamie

    Oh, my darling Joëlle Jones, is this the part on the story where you grow up and leave this small town and the lovable yokel who you grew up with, and I never see you again? Fame will surely come kno...

  • Cathy

    Beautifully average book. The main character is sweet, but ignored by her father who only sees her faults (mainly that she's not his little girl anymore) and never spends any time with her. Her grandm...

  • Raina

    Miami girl's father gets a new girlfriend - and changes his attitude toward her. Pretty standard coming of age title. Liked it better than some Minx titles, and that may have something to do with the ...

  • Sarah

    Another meh offering from Minx. Honestly, this story doesn't make a lot of sense. The main character is hard to follow and unrealistic, the boyfriend is paper thin, and the plot is both dull and unbel...

  • Abby

    2.5 stars. By Minx standards, this one wasn't too bad. Then again, it's Minx, so the bar is pretty low. Set in Miami Beach in 1987, the story revolves around Shira, a Jewish teenager who's a social ou...

  • Abbey

    oh, minx comics... i want to love you, but why do you always underestimate the multi-dimentional levels of teen girl's personalities? this comic is basically about shira chasing a boy, and being obses...

  • Ashley De los santos

    OMG i am in love with this book because is so like weird because the things that happen in the book could happen to anyone like teenagers and in one part i felt like going in the book and smacking her...

  • Keri (JD)

    This graphic novel is about a girl struggling with adulthood, boys, and family. It was very endearing and her struggles were realistic. I really enjoyed the cast of ancient lady characters. ...