Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: Drama

by Raina Telgemeier



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 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!

My Review:

This was such a fun, quirky little book. I loved the art style so much, the characters were all rather unique, and the story itself was interesting. I've been reading a lot of graphic novels this summer (which is usually not my thing), but I am really starting to like most of what I find.

The story centers around the drama department, with the spunky Callie as our "lead". It's funny how the story itself takes the form of a play, with curtain calls and intermission. Everyone works really hard to make their upcoming show a success. And it's nice and angsty on and off the stage, where "drama" takes a whole new meaning...

I liked Callie's friends, and all of those apart of the stage crew and cast. It's just a fun, diverse group. It definitely sparked my interest over the amount of time and effort it takes to make any play worth watching. I also liked how the characters interacted with one another, and how they learned to develop their own talents throughout the book. They overcome stage fright, maybe even a little bit of peer pressure, deal with relationship drama and basically just growing up, all while accepting each other for who they really are.

There's not really much else I can say, except that I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it in a heartbeat.

Suggested Reading Level: Young Adult


  1. I've yet to read a graphic novel from this author but they all seem like really good MG. Maybe once I actually go into my library and prove I'm a real person so they'll renew my card, I'll pick up one. Lol

    1. I've been enjoying them all so far. :) They're fun, quick reads. Lol, yeah, sounds like a good idea. :P


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