Drama: A Graphic Novel (Paperback)
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As a former Thespian(super drama nerd) I was set up to fall in love withthis graphic novel right from the start. Lucky for me, Raina Telgemeierreally nails the drama of, well, drama class. She even covers that awkwardmoment when a boy is seemingly flirting with you, only to discover he hasthe hots for one of your guy friends. Passing notes (check yes, no, ormaybe)prom, and discovering your value is just as high offstage as on.Teens will relate and adults will wax nostalgic(c'mon ladies, don't lie).— Renee, Books Inc. in the Castro
Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's 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!
Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a funny and charming exploration of friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!
Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award–winning creator of Smile, Sisters, and Guts, which are all graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama and Ghosts, and is the adapter and illustrator of the first four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at goraina.com.
Praise for Drama:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Stonewall Book Award Honor
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal Top Ten Graphic Novel of the Year
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
Recipient of four starred reviews
★ "Another dead-on look at the confusing world of middle school." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "With the clear, stylish art, the strongly appealing characters and just the right pinch of drama, this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer. Brava!" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters." -- Booklist, starred review
★ "The full-color cartoon-style illustrations are graceful, assured, and, along with the twists and turns of the plot, guarantee an entertaining and enlightening read." -- School Library Journal, starred review
"An unabashedly sunny, funny, and warm-hearted read." -- NPR
"The better Telgemeier's books sell, the less hand-wringing to do over the next generation. If this is what the youth of America are into, the kids are all right." -- New York Times Book Review