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Goth-Icky by Michael J. Nelson - Review by Rebecca

Goth-Icky - book coverGoths are people who enjoy dressing differently and are interested in alternative things. I borrowed Goth-Icky at the library and really liked it. This is a book of creepy but really interesting Goth art with some information about the Goth subculture: how it started, types of Goths, the Goth community and the truth about being Goth, rather than the false stereotypes out there.

I loved the illustrations, they’re incredibly detailed and vivid. In fact, Goth-Icky is one of the most original books I’ve ever read. Most books make fun of Goths and call them 'freaks' and 'vampires' so it’s really cool that the library has a book that brings awareness of the Goth community, especially since there are a lot of Goth and Emo kids in my school. This book is great if you like art; it has all kinds of Goth craft ideas, art inspiration and photographs. If you’re looking for ideas for clothing design, Goth-Icky has a ton of ideas.

Goth-Icky reminded me a lot of some of the library’s graphic novels because the illustrations are similar. If you like reading but also like seeing pictures in the books you read, Goth-Icky is a good choice. It’s pretty easy and fun to read through. If you’re looking for other books like Goth-Icky, try these:

Scream : draw classic vampires, werewolves, zombies, monsters and more by Steve Ellis

Goths : a guide to an American subculture by Micah L. Issitt

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga


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