How Many Times Has Hilary Started the Seventh Grade Anyway?
Believe it or not, this marks the very first time Hilary has started the seventh grade. It’s taken me over 15 years to move her up from the fourth grade to the middle of middle school, not so much due to poor testing on Hil’s part as the narrative requirements of a story that can only be told three panels at a time (yet somehow manages to mark a new summer and holiday season each year).
However, despite this big entry into the seventh grade, Hilary currently remains 12 years old (also due to narrative requirements). Welcome to the wonderful world of comic strip senescence.