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Drama Paperback – September 1, 2012
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* "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
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After reading Drama, I'm glad this book will be in my class library. I'm surprised at parents who are giving the book awful reviews for "hiding an agenda" from people who buy the book. The graphic novel isn't about being gay or sharing gay feelings--it's about being a person--especially a middle schooler who is confused (Callie wonders why she likes a guy who was mean to her, other characters don't know who they like or why--VERY relatable to middle school students!), and the book emphasizes what it means to be accepted for who you are. The main characters in the novel aren't in the "popular" group--they're the theatre kids who enjoy each other's company and realize that being popular isn't all it's cracked up to be. When one male character dresses as a girl and kisses a boy on stage, the crowd responds with a few giggles followed by thunderous applause. We should be so lucky that all of our children are as accepted for whoever they are throughout their lives.
I would hope that the parents who are griping about kissing scenes post similar reviews for any other book--graphic novel or text-based--that have kissing in them. The truth is that no child lives in a bubble, and a book is a great place to start a conversation about love and acceptance.
The first two books in this series are intended for kids 8 and up. Along comes the 3rd book. The kids who read the first two want the 3rd-- so mom buys it. You end up with a bunch of 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders reading a book about one girl's obsession with getting a boyfriend, and the gay and bi-sexual boys who thwart her efforts. Scholastic, you blew it. Why not put the *new* age range on the cover? Or better, write an *honest* synopsis on the back so parents get an idea of what their kids will be reading. How are we supposed to know that the 3rd book (in a series initially intended for 8-year-olds) is no longer intended for 8-year-olds?
Childhood is short and getting shorter.Read more ›
Just like Smile this book is sure to have a bit of controversy because Raina writes about real life, such as relationships both male and female and male and male, which is bound to cause some readers angst. But here's the thing...everything that Raina writes about in this book is stuff that kids face in real life, regardless of whether parents and adults want to admit it. Raina accurately captures the feelings of confusion, infatuation, of the journey of discovering yourself, that we all experience in middle school and this is what her readers relate to. And it's why this is such a great book, because even as a male reader I related to Matt and his confusion over how to approach Callie (which is something that still confuses me to this day.)
Raina's art style is deceptively simple, but I love it. It reminds of "The Kids Next Door" cartoon (and yes that's a good thing) with how things are drawn and the colors choosen. She quickly and accurately captures the movement of characters and brings them to life with the expressions on their faces. They're expressions that I remember seeing growing up (and still see today come to think of it) that make the characters feel real. The colors are spot on perfect as well.Read more ›
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I love this book it has great illustration I absolutely love it the author is great I rate this book a 5 star. I hope you injoy reading this book!!Published 3 days ago by Awainnabelle
10 year daughter loves everything by this author. Breezed through this book in a day and loved it.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I would consider buying this book because it is awesome! The detail of the pictures really helped me to understand what was going on☺Published 10 days ago by Kindle Customer
This is such a good book it was very relatable in many ways my favorite person is Justin he's awesomePublished 12 days ago by Kindle Customer
this book made me smile! :) i also very much like smile and sisters. i think these books are very detailed and fun to read. its also a Plus because i LOVE COMICS!! Read morePublished 23 days ago by Noelle777