September 1, 2012
September 1, 2012
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!
From the author of the award-winning graphic novel SMILE comes a story about the crushes, enthusiasms, and humiliations of seventh-grader Callie. In love with theater ever since she saw Les Miserables, Callie's wretched singing voice relegates her to stay off the stage as the set designer of the drama club's latest musical. Nursing a broken heart from a jock, crushing out on a boy who make or may not like her, and then spending time with his twin, Callie's got a lot going on. Themes of sexuality, coming-of-age, and social strata create a meaningful story in this beautifully drawn graphic novel.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Arts + Entertainment, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Stages of Life, Social Issues / Friendship, Comics + Graphic Novels / General, Performing Arts / Theater
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Raina Telgemeier
- Illustrator: Gurihiru
- Online Item #: 14185565
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-5044
- ISBN: 9780545326988
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported