Cheer Up

Love and Pompoms

paperback, 128 pages

Published Aug. 10, 2021 by Oni Press.


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5 stars (3 reviews)

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reviewed Cheer Up by Crystal Frasier

Thoughtful, meaningful, endearing. A short book with art that brings life to the characters so brilliantly 💖

5 stars

I got this from the library, read half of it on the way home then immediately sat and finished it, then ordered a copy from the local comic shop. Yesterday I picked up that copy and read it in one sitting, and I love it even more than I did before. I'm not someone who dismisses any sport out of hand but I'm also not your typical target market for a book about cheerleading, but also cheer is really only the structure on which the story is laid, and I am very much the target market for a story about people-pleasing trans girls and smart-but-grumpy lesbians rekindling a friendship, learning from each other and (spoiler, but not really) falling in love, so, there ya go.

It's not flawless (nothing is), but damn it is perfect. Crystal's writing is excellent - I love these characters so much, they're full of life …

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