THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TROUBLED ADOLESCENTS FROM BARRYâ€™S ACCLAIMED COMICThe Freddie Stories traces a year in the life of Freddie, the youngest member of the dysfunctional Mullen family. These four-panel entriesâ€”each representing an episode in the life of Freddieâ€”bring to life adolescence, pimples and all. No matter what happens, it all seems to go wrong for Freddieâ€”heâ€™s set up as an arsonist, mercilessly teased in school, and bossed around by classmates. With consummate skill, Lynda Barry writes about the cruelty of children at this most vulnerable age when the friends they make and the paths they choose can forever change their lives. In The Freddie Stories every word of dialogue, every piece of narration, and every dark line evokes adolescent angst. These short, moving stories are collected from Barryâ€™s beloved Ernie Pookâ€™s Comeek, which was serialized across North America for two decades. Re-packaged here with a brand-newÂ afterword from Lynda Barry, The Freddie Stories is an adult tale about just how hard it is to be a teenager, and itâ€™s classic Barry workâ€”poignant, insightful, and true.