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Kid Konnection: Drama

August 18, 2012

Callie loves the theater but she’s not much of a performer so she works behind the scenes with the stage crew for her middle school’s play.  As a matter of fact, she’s in charge of set design this year.  She’s got big ideas and a little budget and puts a lot of pressure on herself to make the set fabulous.  But tickets sales are down and the cast and crew are called upon to promote the play.  Callie has to deal with all of that, plus school, boys, and the drama that goes along with middle school.

Drama is the perfect title for the new graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier since there was plenty of drama on and off the stage.  The story line isn’t all that unique for a middle grade book but the drama club setting adds a fun new twist.

I thought Callie was a terrific character!  She loves theater and works hard to the make the set of the school’s production the best it can be.  I found it rather refreshing that she’s still trying to figure things out when it comes to boys.  She’s loyal to her friends and never mean even when things don’t go her way.

The artwork in this graphic novel is fantastic!  The drawings inside are every bit as good as the cover and the story is easy to follow.  I thought Drama was wonderfully creative and recommend it.  I think middle grade girls, especially those involved in drama, will love this book!

For more children’s books reviews, go to Booking Mama’s feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Scholastic. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
16 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2012 7:19 am

    Sounds fun.

    Silver’s Reviews

  2. August 18, 2012 7:53 am

    Oh, I love middle grade books and drama too! Sounds like a fun book. I also like that it’s about the theatre. 🙂

  3. August 18, 2012 9:50 am

    Thanks for the review! I’m planning to read this soon and I love the sound of it. I enjoy theater books so much.

  4. August 18, 2012 9:58 am

    Sounds cute and fun 🙂 And a need good artwork

  5. August 18, 2012 2:09 pm

    I HAVE to get this one for my daughter who loved SMILE. I know the artwork is amazing plus it’s a perfect story for my daughter who loves to be in plays!

  6. talesofwhimsy permalink
    August 18, 2012 2:18 pm

    She sounds WAY cute and likable.

  7. Patty permalink
    August 18, 2012 3:12 pm

    This sounds like a fun and worthwhile book!

  8. August 18, 2012 4:42 pm

    This sounds great! It is sitting on my table, i need to bump it up!

  9. August 18, 2012 4:46 pm

    I love the cover art so I’m sure I would like the rest of it too!

  10. August 18, 2012 5:42 pm

    Drama sounds adorable! Glad you enjoyed this one. 🙂

  11. August 18, 2012 10:24 pm

    I can’t wait to read this! I loved Telemeiger’s first book, Smile. Glad to know that you enjoyed it.

  12. August 18, 2012 10:26 pm

    This looks like the sort of middle grade fiction I would have loved when I was that age!

  13. Staci@LifeintheThumb permalink
    August 19, 2012 10:31 am

    I have one of her other books in the library too!! This will make a great addition!

  14. Beth F permalink
    August 21, 2012 6:36 am

    Since I just read SMILE and loved it, you know I can’t wait to read this. And now I’m more excited because I was very active in my high school’s theater group and I too was involved in the backstage work .

  15. bookingmama permalink
    August 26, 2012 11:14 am

    I enjoyed this one but I absolutely loved SMILE!

  16. boardinginmyforties permalink
    September 17, 2012 12:52 am

    Sounds wonderful and I love that it is a graphic novel.

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