Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
The graphic novel Ghost World follows the lives of cynical teenagers Enid and Rebecca in the formative summer after their high school graduation. The two bullheaded teens plan to escape the wrath of their overbearing parents by getting jobs and renting an apartment together.
The story revolves around a prank Enid and Rebecca play on a quirky older man named Seymour who eventually befriends Enid, changing the course of the girls’ friendship. As the summer unfolds and Enid’s relationship with Seymour develops, the girls begin to grow apart. Will Enid and Rebecca’s plan pan out, or will their diverging paths pull the girls further apart?
If you were the type of teenager who hated the jocks and cheerleaders, this graphic novel is for you.
Liz Cashman, Outreach and Development Coordinator