Saturday, January 5, 2013

Review: Drama - Raina Telgemeier

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (It's fun and cute.)
Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
Publisher: GRAPHIX
Page Count: 233 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Callie designs sets for her drama club. She would try out for the musical, but her singing isn't quite as good as her creating. She wants this set to be one that people will remember, but it's hard with a limited budget and limited know-how. Then there is all the drama—boys, girls, love and middle school a drama-filled combination.

This was another really fun story by Raina Telgemeier. She always writes such honest portrayals of growing up. There are many instances when you'll nod your head and laugh, because it's all totally true. I especially loved that they were gay characters in this graphic novel. Raina did a great job sticking them in at the forefront, without making it too much for younger readers.

Callie was a fun character and even though she seemed to perpetually fall for the wrong guy, I think we'd get along. I think most girls fall for the wrong guy at least once or twice and their lives. I also really enjoyed Jesse and Justin. They would have been fantastic guys to be friends with in school. They seem like so much fun even if their father wants them to be more studious.

If you enjoyed Smile, definitely check this one out. It was a fast fun read and I can't wait to see what Raina creates next!

First Line:
"Do you think Mr. Madera will let me operate the spotlight again?"

Favorite Line:


  1. Aw, this looks adorable and I am sure I have seen it either online, or at the library. Sounds like a sweet little book!

  2. I have a copy of this and started reading it, but for no reason, stopped. I will definitely have to pick it back up :)


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