The latest volume in the best comics series featuring high school life currently on the market. Blue Monday is especially noteworthy in that its characterization is equally deft on both sides of the gender aisle, attaining a particularly unique degree of success portraying the gals, but all the while remaining easily enjoyable by all. This is a great series that we whole-heartedly recommend to all teenage readers (and perennial teenagers, as well). While most comics fare aimed at teens tend to veer towards either the overwrought or the excessively cute when dealing with issues of sexuality, Chynna Clugston (formerly Clugston-Major) has been simply frank and smart. Painted Moon is the fourth volume in a series that has been consistently savvy, entertaining, insightful and, most of all, fun!