*Starred Review* Callie loves the theater, even if she can’t sing well enough to perform in her beloved musicals. But when drama and romance—both onstage and off—cause problems, Callie finds that set design may be the easiest part of putting on a play. Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters. Callie is likable, hardworking, and enthusiastic, but she is as confused about relationships and love as any young teen, and she flits from crush to crush in a believable fashion. Nonactors will love having a spotlight shine on the backstage action, but even those who shun the stage will identify with this roller-coaster ride through young teen emotions. In addressing issues such as homosexuality, Drama is more teen oriented than Telgemeier’s elementary-school-friendly Smile (2010). Her deceptively simple art may seem cartoonish, but it is grounded in a firm sense of style and washed in warm colors to give the story an open, welcoming feel. In this realistic and sympathetic story, feelings and thoughts leap off the page, revealing Telgemeier’s keen eye for young teen life. Grades 6-9. --Snow Wildsmith
Solid graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier. I was never involved in theater in high school, but the tangled relationships, butterflies and angst are both familiar and poignant. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mike Willis
It was awesome but also grows because they kissed a lot. The play sucks but the series is good and I hated itPublished 3 days ago by Andrew Kuhne
My daughter read both Sisters and Smile. I always check ahead of time what she is reading (9 years old). Read morePublished 7 days ago by Becca
I love this book it's so interesting that calley go's that much drama and finds love at the same time. I love this book so much that I'm going to read it again!Published 7 days ago by Risi C Avila
i think so when those 2 brothers came things got even wierder not crazier , sorry for the mean comment. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Nalin R.
My 9-year old daughter and her friends love these books. Please write more!Published 11 days ago by rkdoulou
No where on the back of the book does it talk about the mature themes in the book. If the publisher thought people would like to buy a book about homosexuality for their young... Read morePublished 12 days ago by j.staples