Monday, July 23, 2012
The drama of adolescence
DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier. Graphix, September 2012.
Telgemeier follows up SMILE with another GN that centers on the joys and angst of adolescence. Callie loves the theater. She learned early on, though, that her true talents lay behind the scenes as part of the crew. She has loads of ideas for this year's production including an onstage canon that will actually fire. Of course, there is more to life than the stage. Callie's love life keeps her occupied, too, with crushes seemingly always on the guys who are unattainable. Telgemeier absolutely nails what it is to be in middle school, to want to become "something," to find one's place in the world. Readers will certainly find aspects of themselves in this GN. <406>