I've been looking forward to reading ABC
for a while, given the depressing lack of lit for an Asian-American teenager like myself to read about...well, being Asian-American. And I'm glad to say that I'm completely satisfied and faith-restored by it. This graphic novel really, really
touched me. While I realize that it's telling the story of Asian-American guys (which is, patently, a very
different experience from my own as a girl), Yang was still able to perfectly illustrate and articulate every frustrating instance I've personally had with casual racism and stereotype-based snubbing that I might not even have been able to vocalize or even notice, sometimes.
Part of its appeal was the storytelling that was profoundly and self-deprecatingly witty in a very similar manner to one of my favorites, Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
As with True Diary,
I enjoyed this so much that it took me a half hour to dissect this from cover-to-cover.