Monday, September 21, 2015

Drama - Raina Telgmeier


So, it's been a while since I've  read a graphic novel.  Drama seemed like an interesting choice.  It's a shortish graphic novel based off one year in a middle school drama production.  This is going to be a short review.

The drama group is split into people who love to act and audition for every show, and the people who just prefer to be in the background.  Callie, a seventh grader, is a strictly backstage lady.  She loves being involved in set building and lights.  The story follows Callie and her friends as they put together and star in their production for the year.

As you can imagine, the title has a double meaning, since the friends in the novel have their own real life drama.  Their are breakups and make-ups, new discoveries, fights, and all the other stuff that goes along with being in junior high.  The novel covers the span of one school year and is definitely geared towards kids in junior high. 

The characters are well developed and thought out, and all have their own distinct personalities.  The story was quick to read and fun.  If you have a kid who loves the theater or a kid in junior high, have them read this - they are sure to love it.


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