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The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci

The Plain Janes (2007)

by Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg

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This was a great one day read. The story does not focus so much on the tragic event experienced by the main Jane, but more how she recovers and redefines herself afterwards. I think this is a very empowering book for both boys and girls and teaches them how to not let circumstances or events define you. I'm not sure how I would use this in curriculum, but it is one that I happily recommend to students looking for a good graphic novel. ( )
  Maggie.Goff | Feb 26, 2015 |
Really enjoyed this.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
A bit on the silly and simplistic side, but very amusing. ( )
  swampygirl | 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 |
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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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