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Phoebe's Diary
Phoebe's Diary | Phoebe Wahl
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Drawn from real life, here is a bracingly honest, irresistible illustrated diary of a teenage girl that captures the explosive turmoil and ecstasy of adolescence. Meet Phoebe. Shes cool and insecure, talented and vulnerable, sexy and awkward, driven and confused, ecstatic and tragic. Like you. And here is her diary, packed full of invaluable friends and heartbreaking crushes, spectacular playlists and vintage outfits, drama nerds and art kids, old wounds and new love. Based on her own teenage diary, Phoebe Wahl has melded truth with fiction and art with text, casting a spell that brings readers deep into the experience of growing up.
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hollylynnbee
Phoebe's Diary | Phoebe Wahl
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Such a fun easy read! 👗

batsy I enjoyed this and loved the art 💜 4w
hollylynnbee I did too! I wish there was a second one because I wanted to know more! 4w
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quietjenn
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I love Wahl's picture books and art, so am glad to finally make time for this. It's very relatable, even about aspects of high school I've happily blocked out 😅.

batsy I loved this! 💜 3mo
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biblio_ginger
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I'm not very far in this book yet, but I love it so much! There's so much I relate to. I wish I could've been friends with Phoebe when I was 15.

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Zoe-h
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Thank you to Little Brown for the ARC!

I would like to start by saying that had this been a book I had had a choice in reading rather than a randomly sent ARC, I wouldn‘t have read it. This book meshed some VERY mature things with a really immature writing style that just felt wrong. The author would touch on things like fat-phobia or neglect from her boyfriend in one chapter and then completely ignore it the rest of the book. The ending ⬇️

Zoe-h ⬆️felt very abrupt and solved literally none of the problems brought up in the last three chapters. Just not my kind of book. 2.75⭐️

Book was released September 5.
6mo
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batsy
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This was a lovely illustrated diary of a teenage girl that writer & artist Phoebe Wahl drew from her actual diaries. It is gorgeously nostalgic & teenage-angsty in a way that felt very relatable, & the artwork is warm & inviting. It's also unabashedly horny & romantic & "I have a crush so intense I will die" in a very organic way & I admire the body-positive message throughout. The music & theatre bits were my fave. Just a sweet & tender read.

DimeryRene This sounds wonderful! I am going to check to see if my library has it. 🧡🧡 6mo
batsy @DimeryRene I hope you enjoy it! 6mo
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monalyisha
Phoebe's Diary | Phoebe Wahl
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“How strange it is to be anything at all.”

If it‘s been awhile since you‘ve listened to Neutral Milk Hotel, Phoebe‘s Diary is your sign to revisit!

https://open.spotify.com/track/5rfT032kGmLvbxZzfHlu5D?si=U1Ay7_xNRPOfv9mXzWhKeg

I asked my husband (who‘s musical; I am not) what instrument‘s featured in the linked song. A theramin? An aquaphone? It‘s a singing saw — “like a literal saw that you bend & play with a violin bow.”

How cool is that?!

The_Penniless_Author That album is so incredibly good. ❤ 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly I love the musical saw! 7mo
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly Apparently, so do I! Are there other songs that come to mind for you? 7mo
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monalyisha @The_Penniless_Author Right?! Have been listening to it nonstop (which has totally interferes with my current audiobook, btw 😅🙈). (edited) 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly Hmm, I‘m sure I know other recorded songs with musical saw but I can‘t think of any at the moment. I see it more in live performances—like last week at the Renaissance Festival! 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly I haven‘t listened yet but I found this playlist. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3nJGcUatFgpyO6YFxGIhE7 I am very excited for a version of Scarborough Faire that features musical saw. 7mo
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monalyisha
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Children‘s picture book illustrator & author, Phoebe Wahl, has lightly fictionalized her journals from her teenage years, creating “Phoebe‘s Diary.” She intentionally left all the cringey bits and all the crass bits in. As someone who religiously tore up her previous diaries because she was too embarrassed to admit they existed, I see this as an extraordinary act of bravery! 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/2: I wouldn‘t recommend this book beyond its intended audience (YA) — unless you‘re already a fan (which I was). It also holds particular charm for elder Millennials; Phoebe includes her playlists and they‘re all on-point for us forever indie kids (Rilo Kiley, Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ben Kweller, Belle & Sebastian, etc). 7mo
monalyisha 2/2: As Phoebe states in her Author‘s Note, she set out to share a story that does its part to combat “society‘s fatphobia and sex negativity, and the constant, unrelenting ways it teaches us to be ashamed of our bodies and what we want to do with them.” She stayed true to that by sharing her joys and her struggles. Just…be prepared to read EXTENSIVELY about obsessive crushes (true to life, tbh, but still a lot to take in 😅)! 7mo
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monalyisha
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New book, same bun. 🐇

ShelleyBooksie Adorable Bun!!! 7mo
monalyisha @ShelleyBooksie She really is! She turned 11 this past June. 🥳👵🏻🐇 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly Hi Moxie! 😍🐰 7mo
dabbe Hello there, Marvelous Moxie! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
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