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The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci

The Plain Janes (2007)

by Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg

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A bit on the silly and simplistic side, but very amusing. ( )
  KingdomOfOdd | Dec 9, 2013 |
Review from library copy.

Meh. ( )
  kcarrigan | Aug 26, 2013 |
Graphic novel about 4 young women with a variation of the name Jane. Though it's populated entirely by stereotypes, the story rings true, and the guerrilla artists are interesting and fresh. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
A very unique story that worked well in the graphic format. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
A thoughtful, fun, and provocative response to the culture of fear that terrorist attacks have created, this book is instead being marketed as a "high school misfit overcomes social restrictions" title. The only bad point - it doesn't appear there are any plans currently to continue the story. Previously read and reviewed July 1, 2007 - I'm pleased to see that since this first review there's now a sequel. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
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The characterization is stronger than the plotting, and while the theme of learning to process change as a part of growing up is nothing new, the soul’s need for art isn’t emphasized as often. The end of the book doesn’t live up to the power of the beginning, but that’s true of much entertainment these days.
A funny, spirited little story about a gang of girls named Jane at a strait-laced high-school, rejected by the mainstream, and their art adventures.
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When Jane moves to the suburbs, she thinks her life is over, but she meets three friends who form a club P.L.A.I.N.E., but can art really save a group of misfits from high school?

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