The Good Times are Killing Me by Lynda Barry

The Good Times are Killing Me

Lynda Barry

144 pages first pub 1988 (editions)

fiction art young adult emotional reflective slow-paced


Nationally syndicated cartoonist Lynda Barry's moving, quirky and honest first novel about a young girl's coming of age--which has also been a hit off-Broadway play--is back in print, with new artwork by the author. In The Good Times Are Killing M...

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emotional 100%
funny 100%
reflective 66%
sad 66%
dark 33%
informative 33%
inspiring 33%


slow 50%
medium 50%

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Character: 100%

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Loveable characters?

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