- Published: New York, NY : Graphix, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 233 p. ; col. ill. ; 21 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Graphic Novel
- Lexile: 400
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Call number: Teen Graphic Novel / Telgemeier, Raina
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.
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for one, i love Rania, and her artwork is amazing (she also did SMILE and the BABYSITTERS CLUB graphic novels)
also, I'm involved in theater at my school, and while for a middle school their program seems very advanced, my high school does all student productions and its A LOT of work and fun! and always very dramatic haha
plus, callie has so much style and i love her hair and its just a super inspiring and cute book
But the skill level relative to the drama production is where I was really shaking my head. I'm supposed to believe an 8th grader can design and make all costumes for a period piece (including boning in corsets??), a 7th grader design all the sets and manage their production? Sorry, but no. Especially not without significant adult help, and we barely even see the teacher sponsor in this. I suppose this is another example of absent adults so the main characters can have the dramatic literary tension, but that ruined it for me. (My drama experience: sister of a costume designer. Even in college she wasn't doing shows on her own!) Because I couldn't think of these characters as tweens, the rest fell flat.
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