Tina's Mouth by Keshni Kashyap is a graphic novel that tells the tale of the American-Indian teenager that is Tina, who is taking an existentialism class in school, and must keep a diary as a project. All of her entries addressed to a famous existentialist, Jean-Paul Sartre, she writes and draws out about her life and searching for it's meaning and her inner purpose. Tina tells of how she deals with being abandoned by her best friend, falling in love with an indie surfer hottie at her school, her introvert brother's marriage problems, and her feelings. She also stumbles on the mass stereotypes she receives for being Indian, such as the assumptions that she can explain Nirvana, belly dance, and is Buddhist. Witty, beautifully illustrated, and relatable, Tina's Mouth is a light, entertaining and quirky read for teenage girls that ponders understanding the world and yourself. I would recommend this book to most girls, as I enjoyed it very much.
~Melinda, Teen Book Reviewer
Check out the book trailer and an interview with the author below!-Ms. M