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Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Drama (edition 2012)

by Raina Telgemeier

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Authors:Raina Telgemeier
Info:GRAPHIX (2012), Hardcover, 240 pages
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Drama by Raina Telgemeier

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What a cute book! I really enjoyed this. It's the story of a middle school girl who is very involved in her school's theatre program (backstage). There is a lot about her navigating various friendships and various attractions to boys in her life. I wish there had been a little less of an emphasis on her romantic experiences (she's in 7th grade for goodness sakes!), but it was really cute and fun and easy to read as well as very relatable in most aspects. It was very fun. ( )
  Misty-Rose | Sep 25, 2015 |
Cute story. I had some trouble telling characters apart in this graphic novel. I was impressed by how well the kids got along and how supportive they were of one another and how hard working. I have enjoyed Raina Telgemeieir's books. This one was not my favorite. ( )
  njcur | Jul 15, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this book. My 9 year old read Smile and Sisters - and then Drama. It delves a little more deeply into relationship stuff than I would have liked - but I really didn't want to hold her back since she enjoyed the other two so much. We had some good talks after it and I think she will probably read it again in a few years and get more out of it.

I love Telgemeier's style, the pictures are wonderful - full of emotion but simply done. The way that characters act and react to situations just feels so true. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for ages 11+. ( )
  alanna1122 | Jun 21, 2015 |
A very fun, quick read perfect for kids who are this age. This story hit on a lot of topics that really middle school kids are going through. The absolute best part of the book was the characters not being afraid to show their sexual orientation and everyone knowing but not making a big deal out of it. This makes for a great message to send to teens/preteens who may be going through these issues. ( )
  MirandaR18 | Feb 6, 2015 |
I started this book expecting to hate it. The panes in graphic novels are distracting to me, but I chose it in order to leap out of my comfort zone and try a genre I know my students enjoy.

I liked it! The main character was quirky and real. There were a couple of 2-dimensional characters, namely a stuck-up "villain" and a "jock", but they gave Callie, our protagonist, some more "Drama" to struggle with.

The story was filled with real teen issues like gender roles, sexuality, school anxiety and intrapersonal relationships. One character, Justin, has to deal with being a closeted gay to his parents while trying to live out at school. His frustration is evident when he says, "Well, my dad would probably flip out and i'm not sure if he's ready for that...I'm not sure if I'm ready...I'm sure he suspects but we don't discuss it." (Telgemeier 2012)

The colors in the panes are vibrant and the drawings are simple but evocative. The expressions on the characters' faces really conveyed their feelings.

If you check this book out to children under the age of about 13, you may get some phone calls. It looks like something Dork Diaries or Diary of a Wimpy Kid readers might love, but it deals with sexual preference in a very straightforward way. While I like the no-holds barred way it brings up sexuality, I would probably not keep this book in my elementary library. I'm really not sure if that's wrong or not. We do have Telgemeier's other book, Smile, on the shelves and no one has mentioned anything controversial about it so far.

However, sexuality discussions aside, it does deal with middle school themes and maybe it should be left for middle school libraries.
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  kristennicoson | Nov 19, 2014 |
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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!

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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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