Drama by Raina Telgemeier is a cute and fluffy graphic novel about the drama that goes on both onstage and off in a middle-school theatre department.
loves the theatre -- she's an aspiring set designer who loves all
things Broadway. Though working with a middle-school budget and limited
technical capabilities, she's determined to create a top-quality set for
the upcoming school musical. When she meets two talented brothers who
are also theatre fanatics, it starts to look like romantic sparks will
fly for Callie backstage, but what will her other friends think of
Callie's new relationships?
This was a quick read (as one would
expect from a graphic novel) and lots of fun. It made me nostalgic for
my own days of backstage drama. My only critique was that I thought
Callie and her friends had more technical skill (and more freedom with
the equipment) than most middle-school theatre students would have. I
could be completely wrong about that, though. I'll definitely recommend
this to graphic novel fans who are growing out of the Babymouse series
and looking for something else just as enjoyable.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)