Token (Minx Graphic Novels)

by Alisa Kwitney

Other authorsJoƫlle Jones (Illustrator)
Book, 2008



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Minx (2008), 176 pages


Shira, a 15 year old teenager whose best friend is a bawdy 8 year old, turns to shoplifting when her father starts dating his secretary. When Shira gets caught by a dark-eyed, streetwise boy from Spain, they become more than just friends.

Media reviews

The usual Minx title was a coming-of-age story in which a teenage girl discovers love and makes the first steps towards her own identity. While Token fits that mold, it provides a more mature, subtle take on things.

User reviews

LibraryThing member elmyra
One of the things I really like about the Minx imprint is the emphasis on diversity. The books have main characters from all sorts of class, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and I think that's great. Token was enjoyable though alittle too much of a typical teenage romance for me.
LibraryThing member mrsdwilliams
Shira is totally uncool--she wears retro fashions and dreams of old-style Hollywood glamour and romance. The mean girls at school make fun of her, her best friend is a chain-smoking 80 year old, and she's never been kissed. Ever since her mom died, Shira and her dad have been very close. When he
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falls in love with his secretary, Shira chooses a destructive way to cope with her feelings of loss. When sexy Spanish bad boy Rafael enters her life, things get even more exciting for Shira.
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176 p.; 7.95 inches


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