Drama by Raina Telgemeier

dramaDrama by Raina Telgemeier

Paperback, 233 pages
Published September 2012 by GRAPHIX
ISBN13: 9780545326995

Recommended for Ages 10 – 14

From the author of Smile, Telgemeier does it again, bringing to life a likable and relatable female tween protagonist. Callie is part of the school’s drama club, working behind the scenes on set design and prop. Callie is also majorly crushing on a boy named Greg, a boy who kissed her but then ignored her. Adding to the romantic drama is Jesse, twin of Justin, who seemingly likes Callie, but never admits it.

Telgemeier does a wonderful job capturing middle grade and early high school romance and the complex relationships that stem from them.  Theater stage production, prop design and acting play a big role in developing the characters, scenes and making this world feel realistic.

Additional Reviews and Opinions:

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