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Drama (edition 2012)

by Raina Telgemeier, Gurihiru.

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Member:foggidawn
Title:Drama
Authors:Raina Telgemeier
Other authors:Gurihiru.
Info:New York : Graphix, 2012.
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:JFIC, graphic novel, theatre, read november 2012

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Drama by Raina Telgemeier

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Raina Telgemeier's Drama is about a middle-school girl named Callie that has a passion for technical theater. Throughout the book, Callie gets wrapped up in typical middle school drama, all while trying to put on this production. It's a fun read for students not always interested in reading novels. It's dynamic and funny, and the main character is well-rounded and dynamic. ( )
  S_Trevor | Jun 12, 2017 |
Callie loves the theater club at school, but sometimes there's more drama behind the scenes than there is on stage.
  Lake_O_UCC | Jun 11, 2017 |
Callie is in the middle school drama team and her life is full of drama. Callie is trying to figure out her identity and what she really wants in life. This is very applicable to most young teens.
  joshkraght | Jun 6, 2017 |
Middle schooler Callie and her friends are psyched to be a part of the crew once again when their school decides to stage a spring musical. Meanwhile, Callie pines over Greg, the older brother of her friend Matt, and Matt seems to be miffed at her all the time lately. Also, Callie becomes friends with a pair of twins, Justin and Jesse, who excitedly read about the school play one day when Callie is placing flyers throughout the school.

I had previously read Telgemeier's Smile and enjoyed it enough that I picked up this book when I saw it at my library. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to stop. Unlike Smile, this is a work of fiction, but it reads as very realistic as Telgemeier has a great ear for dialogue and a sense of typical middle school drama. (The title works on two levels, "drama" standing in for "theater" and "drama" also referring to the flare-ups that occur among characters, especially when romantic entanglements or friendship issues arise.) The illustrations by Telgemeier really sell the emotion on each page. Fun little Easter eggs can also be spotted on various pages (such as the play posters sported on Callie's bedroom walls).

One thing I particularly like about the book is that while Callie's various crushes do make up a large part of the story, the conclusion isn't about her ending up with some guy. Instead, it focuses on her achievements while being on stage crew and her friendships. I highly recommend this book for middle schoolers or adults who work with them (and might perhaps need a little reminder of what being in middle school was like). ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Mar 19, 2017 |
A sweet and funny look at middle school life and love. I enjoyed getting lost in this one for an afternoon. ( )
  electrascaife | Feb 14, 2017 |
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Gurihiru.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Falco, PhilCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Callie aime le théâtre. Elle n'hésitera pas à auditionner pour un role dans la comédie musicale La lune sur le Mississippi que présentera la troupe de son école ... si seulement elle savait chanter ! Des drames se préparent et pas seulement sur scène ! L'arrivée dans le décor de deux jumeaux n'arrangera sûrement pas les choses !
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545326990, Paperback)

Raina Telgemeier, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Eisner Award winner, SMILE, brings us her next full-color graphic novel . . . DRAMA!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:21 -0400)

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Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

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