Stuck in the Middle

Stuck in the Middle

17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age

By Ariel Schrag (Editor)

Viking Children's Books, Paperback, 9780670062218, 210pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2007

A very unscientific poll recently revealed that 99.9% of all people who attended middle school hated it. Fortunately, some of those people have grown up to be clever and talented comic artists, with an important message to share: Everyone can survive middle school

Edited by underground comics icon Ariel Schrag, this anthology of illustrated tales about the agonies and triumphs of seventh and eight grade features some of America's leading graphic novelists, including Daniel Clowes, Joe Matt, Lauren Weinstein, and Ariel herself. With a sense of humor as refreshing as it is bitingly honest, seventeen artists share their stories of first love, bullying, zits, and all the things that make middle school the worst years of our lives.

About the Author
Ariel Schrag grew up in Berkeley, California. She is the author of the graphic memoirs "Awkward", "Definition", "Potential", and "Likewise", and has written for the television shows "How to Make it in America" and "The L Word." She lives in Brooklyn.

Praise For Stuck in the Middle

"How bad was it in junior high? Comic artists visualize the anguish in this honest, acutely perceptive compendium….Kids going through adolescence will relate."
—Booklist, starred review