Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Love + Relationships + Sex, Arts + Entertainment, Comics + Graphic Novels / General, Social Issues / Friendship, Stages of Life, Types of Characters, Performing Arts / Theater
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Age Range: Teen
Street Date: December 4, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0020
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!
My granddaughters have enjoyed reading books by this author. Given some of the subject matter, Drama is appropriate for the 12 year old, but not so for the 9 year old. Adults might want to familiarize themselves with the storyline of Drama before purchasing for younger children.
This was a Christmas gift for a ten year old girl and based on her reaction you can't go wrong with this book. Her eight year old sister was just as excited since she knew she would get to read it also.