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Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM By Cristy C. Road

The follow up to Green Zine 14 Cristy Road now offers up a novel about her years in grade school and high school in Miami valiantly trying to figure out and defend her gender identity, cultural roots, punk rock nature, and mortality You know that the artwork alone in here makes this a page turner and the whole package exciting Cristy has always existed to remindThe follow up to Green Zine 14 Cristy Road now offers up a novel about her years in grade school and high school in Miami valiantly trying to figure out and defend her gender identity, cultural roots, punk rock nature, and mortality You know that the artwork alone in here makes this a page turner and the whole package exciting Cristy has always existed to remind us of the strength and ability of punk youth for addressing things like rape, homophobia, and misogyny This is no exception giving voice to every frustrated 15 year old girl under fire from her peers for being queer or butch or punk.
  • Title: Indestructible (World Around Us)
  • Author: Cristy C. Road
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Ciara Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
aieee. very nice artwork, very thin story. excellent shading, very poor dialogue. love cristy's drawings, can't deal with her writing. maybe she should stick to art, or establish a relationship with a very tough editor. sorry. ah, i guess the story is an autobiographical account of growing up queer, of color, female, & punk in miami. lots of skipping school, doing drugs, making out, etc. there was an idea to work with, but the execution story-wise was a mess. the drawings were great though.
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Jim Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
This book has a lot of important, positive ideas about growing up, learning who you are, and being that in defiance of others' expectations. Unfortunately, these ideas are scattered, flat, and unfocused. Instead of stories, this is mostly platitudes that, while earnest, lack any real impact because of the delivery. The illustrations that punctuate the book are great though, as one would expect from Cristy C Road.
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Lilah Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
The Miami punk scene in the 90's, dissected and questioned and used as a filter of strength to figure out the world at large, written in that classic introspective 'ziney way. Perceptive, smartass, lots of "yeah!!" throughout.
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Benjamin Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
Great art, fun stories, okay writing style overall, but the syntax errors, misuse of certain words, contradictions, and often-unrealistic dialogues from Road's younger selves were really distracting.
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b bb bbbb bbbbbbbb Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
I found it more charming in smaller zine sized amounts. (more thoughts later)
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BRAIN_QUEEN Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
it was like reading about my life.
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Saoirse Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
the art work is great. this would have made an amazing graphic novel. as a story, it falls flat. it's not written with the raw hard insights of teenage angst. it's like more like a 30 something's letter to their teenage self long after they've forgotten how to relate to teens. I wanted to like this. Cristy's art is a story on its own, deep details with rich visual seriously. I enjoy their instagram but the book wasn't as interesting. I never felt like I was there, even though I lived in Miami as [...]
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Erica Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
Read Harder Challenge 2017 #21: Read a book published by a micropress.
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Liza Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
This is amazing, amazing. I wish I could have read it when I was a teenager. But I am glad I got to read it now <3
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Laura Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
A nearly perfect memoir/manifesto/graphic-novel that beautifully captures what it is to be angry and sad and powerful and fearful and horny and adolescent.
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Toby Wiggins Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
Indestructible was an unapologetic account of growing up and creative survival of capitalism, homophobia, gender discrimination, racism and class. Road's art is indisputably real and moving. I enjoyed the honesty of her narrative and found that some of it brought me back to my own youth, while other sections allowed me to consider others. Probably my favourite quote was the last one:"Growing up happens within each heartbeat. We can't bestow, let alone understand, our changes, although they trigg [...]
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Angela Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
Cristy Road recounts events during her teenage years in this graphic novel set in Miami in the 1990’s. The first page illustrates her mixed feelings about her identity; the author describes herself as androgynous. Road bluntly describes her experiences dealing with sexual orientation, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, death, cultural differences, family morals, and views of society. I was a bit shocked by the amount of obscene language, but let’s face it the vast majority of teens talk tha [...]
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Zan Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
yeah, punk rock is cool man. high school aged cristy would definitely beat up anyone who tried to describe this book as feisty and spunky. this book is a like a willamette party. you overhear phrases like 'fucking normative' and 'socialization' and feel good and proud about them. everyone is drunk and happy. this is the second best book my latin@ professor has assigned this semester, after oscar wao. "If you've been on tumblr, you've seen Cristy C Roads' work" ONE IMPORTANT CAVEAT: ok so while t [...]
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HeavyReader Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
This is the review that I wrote of Indestructible for issue #24 of Zine World.This short illustrated novel by long-time zinester Cristy C. Road tells the coming-of-age story of a young, queer, punk woman of color having adventures and struggling through adolescents in the 1990s. I found the writing to be unremarkable, but the illustrations are phenomenal. The book is worth the asking price for the artwork alone, but the whole thing is very slick and obviously not produced at the local copy shop. [...]
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Eric Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
I'd hate to give stars to this book. It was great as a quick read and as a zine, and it had some amazing dialog. It made me want to be more punk again and got me excited about the future and doing shit and how the world is kinda fucked but some people aren't. But I'm not gonna give it stars because its totally cooler than that.
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Heather Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
totally weird, I mean not the book but me. I woke up at 9 exact on Wednesday and looked to my left only to see this book sitting on the top of my too read pile. I picked up and started reading it and finished it in under 2 hours, it's pretty rare when i can just sit down and read a book start to finish. I hope I can do this more often.It really wasn't too bad either.
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Gg Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
while tabling at the rva zine fest yesterday I eyed this book on our own table willing it not to be bought so I could buy it at the end of the fest which I did. Commence reading.I liked it not as much as the other but i liked it
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Zane Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
I think every teenager should read this, because it talks about teen sexuality in a way most people won't or can't.
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Manuel Betancourt Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
Proof that gender studies musings and identity politics platitudes alone do not a (good) novel make.
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Lorra Fae Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
wicked awesome. love the art + intensity. i related a lot since it takes place in the 90s, so my nostalgia is like ZING.
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Brook Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
A short, easy read with wonderful illustrations. The author recounts her youth, sexuality, and relationship with class.
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Calvin Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
I got this for my friend for her birthday but HOW COULD I NOT READ IT MYSELF!!!! This book is rad.
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Tina Edwards Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
I love Cristy Road's writing and art. You can buy this book at microcosmpublishing as well as several issues of her zine, Green Zine.
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Alenka Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
CRISTY ROAD you are too wise and I love your introspective memoir so much. I hope your strength of will reaches lots of queer teens. <3
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Colin Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
I love the art in here. The writing itself was interesting but didn't blow me away.
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Jeff Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
one of my favorite memoirs ever
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Shawn Birss Apr 26, 2019 - 13:39 PM
I love Cristy Road's illustrations, and those alone were enough to carry the book.
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Indestructible (World Around Us) By Cristy C. Road The follow up to Green Zine 14 Cristy Road now offers up a novel about her years in grade school and high school in Miami valiantly trying to figure out and defend her gender identity, cultural roots, punk rock nature, and mortality You know that the artwork alone in here makes this a page turner and the whole package exciting Cristy has always existed to remindThe follow up to Green Zine 14 Cristy Road now offers up a novel about her years in grade school and high school in Miami valiantly trying to figure out and defend her gender identity, cultural roots, punk rock nature, and mortality You know that the artwork alone in here makes this a page turner and the whole package exciting Cristy has always existed to remind us of the strength and ability of punk youth for addressing things like rape, homophobia, and misogyny This is no exception giving voice to every frustrated 15 year old girl under fire from her peers for being queer or butch or punk.

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