This is one of the best coming-of-age comics around. Valentine is a shy teenager making her way through the ups and downs of high school. Vanyda charts the different facets of adolescence with profound psychological accuracy. Everything is here: those all-important friendships, the interminable classes, the complicated love affairs, and the relationship with the parents. Teenagers will recognize themselves, while “adults” will be reminded all too keenly of those chaotic formative years!