Thursday, January 12, 2023

Unretouchable by Sofia Szamosi - ESSENTIAL

Unretouchable by Sofia Szamosi
. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Graphic Universe (Lerner), 2022. $22 

Language: G (0 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: PG-13 (image of couple in bed); Violence: G 



Olive is heading off to art school in the fall, but this summer she is interning with a digital-image specialist in the fashion industry. There she sees first hand the touching-up that goes into a perfect photo – whether for print or a virtual campaign. She also learns about the trend towards virtual models, which might replace human models. Olive struggles with her own self-image and her addiction to a slew of social media platforms. 

Szamosi writes an honest look at the way media and social media effects everyone – but especially our teens and 20 somethings. Simple and deep simultaneously – truly shows us how fashion and influencers work on us without being preachy. I am curious to see how my students will embrace this. 

Cindy Mitchell, Library Teacher, MLS 

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