Right before Jade is about to leave for a summer art intensive, her best friend, Phoebe, attempts suicide. How is Jade supposed to focus on herself right now?
But at the Art Farm, Jade has artistic opportunities she’s been waiting for her whole life. And as she gets to know her classmates, she begins to fall for whimsical, upbeat, comfortable-in-her-own-skin Mary. Jade pours herself into making ceramic monsters that vent her stress and insecurities, but when she puts her creatures in the kiln, something unreal happens: they come to life. And they’re taking a stand: if Jade won’t confront her problems, her problems are going to confront her, including the scariest of them all—if Jade grows, prospers, and even falls in love this summer, is she leaving Phoebe behind?
From: Workman Publishing
Notes on This Title
The main character of this title is a queer teen girl with dark skin. A supporting character’s suicide attempt is a major focus of the story. This title contains depictions of blood.
“Taking on a difficult subject matter, Slip explores the inner turmoil that comes with being a teenager while also offering a hopeful outlook.” (Source: CBR)
“A fierce, transformative graphic novel about art and relationships.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)