Friday, June 07, 2013
THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Middle school is full of drama- break ups, make ups, and ensuring that the show goes on! Passionate about theater (but unable to carry a tune), 7th grader Callie is the set designer for her school’s drama department. She thinks her biggest worry will be making a prop cannon that will really fire during their spring musical, Moon Over Mississippi. Instead, she finds herself having to deal with 8th grade divas, growing apart from old friends, and navigating the complex waters of modern middle school romance.
Told in an engaging graphic style format, Drama by Raina Telgemeier is a funny and realistic story of what goes on behind the scenes in the lives of middle schoolers. It’s sure to appeal to fans of her earlier work, Smile, but due to some more “grown-up” subject matter, is better suited to a 7th grade and older audience.