Graphic Novel Review : Drama

Drama by Raina Telgemeier. 9780316094627. 2012. Gr 6-8.

If you ever wonder what happens backstage at your school play, here it is.  Callie and her stage crew friends prepare for the Eucalyptus Middle School spring musical.  Along the way, Callie discovers new friendships, budding affection, and even a way to mechanically set off an on-stage cannon.

Middle School, Middle School, Middle School.  Middle School “drama”, no seriously.  Raina Telgemeier has done it again.  She has captured the essence of middle schoolers as they navigate through the social awkwardness (even with discovering romance or lack thereof).  “Drama” is an awesome graphic novel that readers will appreciate.  Raina also introduces current issues some students are facing.

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