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Drama
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!
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Sarz
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4.5 ⭐

I really enjoyed this cute comic about drama club, productions, and set crews. I connected with the characters, as they felt like real people with feelings and flaws.

This is my pick for #bannedbook in #booked2020
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds fun! 1d
Chrissyreadit Why was it banned? It sounds adorable! 1d
Sarz @Chrissyreadit Some of the characters are queer. Which adds to the appeal in my opinion, but apparently not all agree 🤦‍♀️ 1d
Chrissyreadit It‘s a theatre group.... id fully expect 1/2 to be queer.... or it would be unbelievable. Sleepovers with my daughters theatre group occasionally have 1-2 straight kids....they add diversity to the mix. 1d
Cinfhen Ohhh, I can‘t wait to read this!!! I‘ve heard it‘s super cute 1d
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Charityann
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Lizpixie Like glee in cartoon form🎙 2w
MatchlessMarie 🧡🧡🧡 1w
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Charityann
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Here‘s my TBR for #NewYearWhoDis. So excited to see so many interesting titles! A few were already ones I‘d read, some I‘ve been wanting to read, and some were completely new to me. Thanks @MatchlessMarie for a great list! @monalyisha #newyearnewbooks #tbrlists

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readordierachel
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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She randomly grabbed the tagged book off a shelf and insisted we check it out. When we got outside, she sat down and said "Shoo Mama, I'm reading," then sat there quietly turning the pages and looking at the pictures.

Guess I'm doing something right.
#raisingreaders

Tamra 👍🏾 She had a good eye! 3mo
Trashcanman That's a cute picture 3mo
saresmoore 🥰 3mo
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Redwritinghood Too cute! 💕💕 3mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 3mo
AshleyHoss820 Yes!! I love her!! 😊❤️📚 3mo
Slajaunie So precious! 3mo
Aims42 Love this! Way to go, mama! 3mo
Jas16 So adorable ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Bookishthoughts 😍👏 3mo
LeahBergen Awww! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Christine ❤️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes! ❤️ 3mo
marleed Oh my gosh! 3mo
mrp27 Love it! 3mo
batsy Oh how adorable 🥰🥰 3mo
Tanisha_A Daaaaaying of cuteness! 😭🥰 3mo
Reggie She‘s grown a lot, yes? How cute!! 3mo
tournevis 😍😍😍😍 3mo
ValerieAndBooks So cute 😍📚!! 3mo
merelybookish What an adorable bookworm! 3mo
vivastory I can't believe how much she's grown! Too adorable. 3mo
readordierachel @vivastory I can't believe it either sometimes 🙃 3mo
Sace This picture, the story make me incredibly happy what a wonderful child! I miss mine being that age. (But I love her adult self even more!) 3mo
Centique How adorable! 3mo
kspenmoll So sweet! 3mo
readordierachel @Sace 😊 I'm trying to enjoy every minute of this age. I know it'll go by fast. Although I'm looking forward to getting to know the person she becomes. 3mo
youneverarrived Aww 🥰 3mo
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jalila.kordi
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Mehso-so

Drama is like it's title - it is about drama class and how the kids always mess up. Everytime they start to show it to people, they mess it up and the teacher gets mad at them! They keep trying to fix their mistakes. The tone of the book tells us that we can do anything we set our minds to. If you like books that have drama (as a school subject) you'll like this book!

MissYaremcio Great work Jalila! I am really impressed with your review! Keep up the good work! 3mo
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HeatherBookNerd
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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This was utterly charming. A perfect fit for a theatre-loving middle schooler. A delightful read.

#readharder #graphicnovel #LGBTkids

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Cortg
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Completed September reads...

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Cortg
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I finally picked up Drama and read it before work this morning. I adored this one; probably because I have a theater kid who reminds me so much of the main character. I may have shed a tear at the end. ❤️

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4thhouseontheleft
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I worked on stage crew in middle and high school, and absolutely love this GN about a group of teens working on their school musical. Great representation.

I was constantly frustrated at the parent‘s at my daughter‘s school that complained about this book being in the school library (the school did not remove it). I have a theater kid, so she finds this story really relatable!

#summersendreadathon #24b4Monday #mgme #bbrc fiction GN

Leftcoastzen You are killing me with cat cuteness!😻👏❤️ 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I loved it! Read it earlier in the year when 2018 Banned or Challenged List was first out. 5mo
LibrarianRyan I agree so stupid that this has been challenges and banned so many times. 5mo
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Nute Thumbs up for your daughter‘s school for standing firm!👍🏽 5mo
Scochrane26 Why is is challenged? 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @Scochrane26 it‘s been on the top 10 banned books list most years since it was published, for LGBT content. @LibrarianRyan 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 @Nute It was a great elementary school! And looking at the 6th grade reading list for middle school, it seems she‘s heading to another wonderful school! 5mo
heidisreads Love this book! 5mo
Clwojick I read this for banned book week during #MayMadness. Loved it 😍 5mo
CarolynM People are weird. I'm glad to hear the book stayed on the shelf. 5mo
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4thhouseontheleft
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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My porch reading buddy. 😻 She‘s settled down in her old age, and is content with being lifted into a chair to hang out with us, rather than running off to eat grass (and throw up). 😂 #catsoflitsy #Isabel

BilboBookends She‘s beautiful 😍 5mo
TheLibrarian What a gorgeous kitty! 😻 5mo
Megabooks What a sweet face! 5mo
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TheBookHippie That‘s the most popular graphic novel in the elementary school here! 5mo
Kappadeemom 😻😻 5mo
Bklover Eating grass to throw up does seem to be a favorite pastime of kitties everywhere!😻 5mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱 5mo
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eve8
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I read this book over and over again and I really enjoyed it.

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booklover3258
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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This was a cute graphic novel about a girl in middle school who helps out with the theater stage at school. There's angst love, confusing signs with the kids, jealousy, vanity... you know all the makings of drama in a middle school (not including the drama happening on stage). Poor Callie has the worst of luck with the boys but she makes it through somehow. Definitely worth reading whether you are in school or older like me. 4 stars.

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vkois88
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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So I actually REALLY loved this GN. It was absolutely adorable. The characters, the relationships, the LGBTQ+ representation... Perfection. It makes me want to rush out and get my hands on a copy of the author's other book! 5🌟

Also, can we just appreciate these glasses? They're loud, obnoxious, and FANTASTIC.

hermyknee Your glasses are fantastic! 7mo
vkois88 @hermyknee I love them lol... I wanted something different and cheap to wear around the house with LO, and this is what I found. The selection on Zenni Optical was awesome! 7mo
Megabooks I love all her books!! They‘re so cute! 7mo
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vkois88 @Megabooks they are! I have the first in the BSC series that she's doing now... but I definitely want to find everything else I can get my hands on. It makes me so sad that the used copy I found of Smile one time was in terrible shape. I don't usually mind well loved secondhand books, but it was moldy 😔😔😔 7mo
Megabooks @vkois88 Yikes!! Try to read Sisters in addition to Smile. They‘re both wonderful! 7mo
DaveGreen7777 Love, love, love the glasses! 😍 7mo
vkois88 @Megabooks will do!!! I'll add them to my list now. @DaveGreen7777 thank you!!! 😘😘 7mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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My Personal Summer Reading Challenge - All of Top 11 Challenged Books of 2018 I haven't read before Banned Books Week in September. Started with the Sweet Graphic Novel. 😍
#rebelreader #bannedbooksweek
#mymotherwouldnotapprove

Krisjericho Great challenge! 8mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Krisjericho I'll have the Top 5 once I read 8mo
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Clwojick
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I am actually mad that this book had been banned and challenged so many times!

This is a fantastic graphic novel about a group of teenagers who are in their school play. Together they create the set, run lines, work on costumes, build friendships, and learn to be brave about who they are as individuals. I loved it! I will reread it, and I will definitely recommend it ♥️

6hrs something - for #24B4Monday
2nd #BannedBook this week
#MayMadness

TheReadingMermaid I know girl some of the banned books that are out there it's like... why??? 😕 8mo
jb72 Sounds interesting. Great job! I need to find the banned book I want to read on my shelves. 8mo
Andrew65 Ridiculous so many of the books that have been banned for spurious reasons! 8mo
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Clwojick
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Totem wouldn‘t give me any room, so this is about as good as it‘s going to get for the #MayMadness #minichallenge 😂

Selfie of me reading a #BannedBook 📷

TheReadingMermaid Love it! 💗😍💗 8mo
DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ 8mo
rretzler 😻 8mo
Leftcoastzen 😻reading buddy!Cute! 8mo
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Clwojick
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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About to start this one for #MayMadness #BannedBooks. I was reading up on why it was banned, and I‘m over her SMH. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Here‘s a link if you‘re interested.⬇️

https://bannedbooksweek.org/banned-spotlight-drama/

#24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Good grief 🤦🏻‍♀️ 8mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the information. 😊 8mo
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Teresa3
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Just found out our key note speaker at the TCAF for Educators Day is going to be Raina Telgemeier. 😍

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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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This graphic novel is a love letter to the time, skills, and passion that go into school theater performances. Callie has to navigate being set manager, including designing a cannon to "explode" satisfyingly without pyrotechnics, along with her friendships and crushes. All of this is fraught with the intensity of middle school hormones in a realistic way.

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a book with unconventionally numbered chapters

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MatchlessMarie
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I just returned this one the other day. This book was adorable. I would have loved it when I was in middle school theater.

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CraftyBookNerd1
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Another great book by RT! Loved the storyline and all of the characters ☺️
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bklover
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I went and hung out at the Barnes and Noble cafe last night. I wanted to read something for #Booked2019 #DiverseMiddleGrade While I sat there and read Drama, and really enjoyed it, I also found a book (not for the category) called Invisible Emmie that I absolutely loved, and ended up buying. I haven‘t read a middle grade book in years, and now I‘ve read two of them. I loved this category!!

Cinfhen That‘s fantastic!!! So happy you found a “new” genre!! @Megabooks just read Drama and really raved over it!!! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft These are both excellent book! 11mo
LiteraryinLititz I love both books! 11mo
madamereadsalot1 Drama is my 12 year old daughters favorite. She reads it over and over! 11mo
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Megabooks
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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This is a fantastic graphic novel! It addresses dating and homosexuality in a real, age appropriate for MG way. It also addresses cheating on tests, breakups, and new friendships. The background in the story is the dedication of the stage crew putting on a middle school musical. Highly recommend for kids and adults! 5⭐️ #diversemiddlegrade

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Megabooks
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I‘ve been wanting to read this, so in celebration, this will be my #diversemiddlegrade for #booked2019! #graphicnovel #middlegrade

Updated with link https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/drama-graphic-novel-catholic-library-1.498...

Cinfhen Great!! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts 12mo
TheBookHippie This never stays on the shelf in my libraries . Always in a kids hands. 12mo
Vexingcircumstance Wait. What was the issue they originally had with this book? 12mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen 😊😘 12mo
Megabooks @TheBookHippie That‘s great! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft Yay!! Apparently some parents have complained about this at my daughter‘s school, but they did not pull the book. It‘s one of my daughter‘s favorites. 12mo
tournevis The Anglo-Catholic system in Ontario... You can imagine my son goes to French-Public. For many reasons. 12mo
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft it is really upsetting that there continue to be prejudiced people who are also trying to raise their children that way! I‘m glad your daughter loves it!! 12mo
Megabooks @tournevis That‘s interesting. I don‘t know anything private vs public schools in Canada. I do know my friend that sends her daughters to Catholic schools here in Kentucky was upset over a lesbian couple on Four Weddings on TLC. 😔 12mo
tournevis @Megabooks So in Ontario, the Catholic schools are not private. They are also public schools in every way, but the "Public" system is non-denominational. Essentially, you have a four-pronged public school system, the French and English Public schools and the what used to be called the French and English "Separate" schools for Catholics, now just refered to as Catholic. It's actually in the Canadian constitution. 12mo
tournevis There were similar constitutional garanties for Quebec in the constitution, but they were abrogaded in 1994 to make way for fully non-denominational French and English schools in Québec, so a two-pronged system. I could go on about other provinces. It's ALL complicated everywhere. 12mo
Megabooks @tournevis Thank you so much for the education! I‘m so used to the American way of secular public schools and religious schools being private. In Kentucky, the are K-12 catholic private schools in most of the larger cities. Increasingly there are K-5 or K-8 Protestant fundamentalist schools in most cities/towns too. My friend in North Carolina sent her 4 kids to private Montessori schools K-8, & now her oldest are at a charter high school. 12mo
tournevis @Megabooks There are plenty of private religious schools in Ontario. Most so-called Christian schools are fundamentalist and I have strong thoughts about them. 12mo
Megabooks @tournevis Oh you and me both! 😒 12mo
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BennettBookworm
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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LOVED the tagged graphic novel and now I am DONE with LitsyAtoZ 2018!!!! Here are my faves from the AtoZ year!!!
#litsyAtoZ

BookishMarginalia Yey! Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 14mo
BennettBookworm Thank you, @BookishMarginalia !! Such a fun endeavor!! 14mo
BennettBookworm @LiteraryinLititz thank you for the rec! I bought four of Raina‘s books! 14mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Wooot!!! 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! 👏 14mo
LiteraryinLititz Congrats to you!!! And exciting about your RT book haul. 😋 14mo
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Spanish_Broom
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Spanish_Broom As someone who did theater in high school, I really enjoyed this. :) 1y
bookcollecter I did theater as well 😀 my daughter loves this series of books 1y
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MCYmermaid
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Shared with permission. #vote 🗳

DGRachel I‘ve already voted via early voting (love early voting)! 😊 1y
readordierachel I am voting today! Early voting like @DGRachel 👍🏽 1y
Reviewsbylola My kids have Election Day off and my polling place is their school‘s gym so we always walk on over there so I can vote and they can shop the bake sale. 😂 1y
DGRachel @Reviewsbylola that‘s awesome!! 1y
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Brie
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Readathon book #2
A much needed palate cleanser after Security, this was a fun graphic novel about the drama both inside and outside of a middle school play production.

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GatheringBooks
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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#HeatOfJuly Day 6: A lot of #CallMeMaybe and teenage “drama” in this funny and self-deprecating graphic novel capturing angst, identity crisis, and what it truly is like to “come of age.” Full review here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2014/05/03/saturday-reads-from-telgemeiers-drama-to-b...

Cinfhen Cuuuute❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2y
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen so very millennial and utterly cute, too, agreed! 😍🤣😘🧚🏼‍♀️ 2y
Sace I've got this one. I really loved Ghosts by the same author. 2y
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Lmstraubie
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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A great snapshot of middle school life.

monkeygirlsmama My daughter read and liked this one a couple months ago. 2y
Lmstraubie @monkeygirlsmama Some of my 4th graders have been asking for books by Raina Telgemeier so I've been doing research as well 🙂 2y
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Lmstraubie
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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My read for the ride to, where else, a hockey tournament! 🏒📚

sammisho Addi loves this author!, 2y
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Jenny
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So super cute! It reminded me of my days acting in plays and having crushes.

JoyNorstrom My daughter and I both loved this book! 2y
Jenny @JoyNorstrom it was my favorite of hers so far! 2y
rather_be_reading yum! i love scones 2y
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TommieMarie74
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Very cute comic. It really encapsulated middle school and the drama of being young. The artwork was sweet and the characters were lovable. Overall, adorable.

#LetsGetGraphicWeeklongMarathon

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GondorGirl
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This was a really cute middle-grade graphic novel about a girl on the stage crew. It really brought me back to my theater days. 😅 Some of the characters were a little ridiculous, but overall it was a fun, believable story. Also, I really enjoyed the art style. I'll have to check out more of Telgemeir's comics in the future.

erinreads Kitty and ice cream! You‘re in great company. 😻 2y
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GondorGirl
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Well worth the 2$ I paid for them. Especially because the Joann Harris is signed.

Molly_the_mezzo That‘s my favorite Joanne Harris, I‘m so jealous. 2y
DebinHawaii Nice! 📚👍 2y
GondorGirl @Molly_the_mezzo I've not read this one, so I'm pretty excited! 2y
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sisilia
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Finished all of these today. I loved them all, but my favorite is DRAMA ❤️

Tamra Raina is a big hit in our house! 2y
sisilia @Tamra She‘s so talented 😍 2y
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LibrarianRyan
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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4⭐️.This graphic novel went in so many places I was never expecting. Our girl Callie has found her people in the stage crew who makes sure all productions move smoothly. She cannot wait to be given the chance to design her own stage, even if she does have cannon problems. But this story is about so much more. It‘s about first kisses, and life choices. I read it and think how great this is for adult situations and it's aimed at middle school.

josie281 My daughter (12) loved this one. 2y
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Readerann
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I'm so happy with the graphic novels I picked for #readathon. I couldn't put this one down - such great characters. My puppy (almost 14!) has abandoned me and gone to bed. #Readathonbuddy #dogsoflitsy

LauraBrook Such a sweet reading buddy! 😚😚 I‘ll have to check out this one from the library, looks good! How‘re you holding up? 2y
Readerann @LauraBrook Surprisingly well! I think the secret was bringing out the graphic novels, as they are keeping me thoroughly entertained. Think I'll start another one. How are you doing? 2y
LauraBrook I‘m okay, but fatigue is starting to creep in around the edges. Getting ready to start another graphic novel myself! 2y
BookMaven407 💕🐶 2y
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LibrarianRyan
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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4🌟 loved this story. Cute and unexpected. I love raina's book and will@continue to work my way through them. #readathon

mrp27 This one is up next for me too as I continue to read all her books. 2y
LibrarianRyan @mrp27 I think I'm down to the baby sitters cloud. I have 1 and 3 for today. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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While I wait for floors to dry, this is up next. #readathon.

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Jilljemmett
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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‪Today I reviewed Drama by Raina Telgemeier @Scholastic @GraphixBooks 5🌟https://jilljemmett.com/2017/08/12/drama/ #bookblog #review

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kellyannprz
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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This one was so fun! I received it today in the mail, along with two others, and as soon as I got my hands on it, I couldn't let go of it! Makes me miss my theatre kid days. I'm beyond happy!

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xicanti
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Fabulous! Telgemeier captures the excitement and frustration of devoting oneself to the theatre. Her diverse cast of 12- and 13-year-olds troubleshoot their way through an epic production (there's a CANNON), all while grappling with complicated friendships and a series of unrequited crushes that they ultimately deal with in healthy ways. I can't wait to read more from her.

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theperksofbeingabookworm
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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I love this book more and more everytime I read it. Though it's a short graphic novel, so much happens during it. If you like Smile or Sisters, this is a must read.

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Tarlia
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Such a fun graphic novel, especially if you like theatre.

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Tarlia
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Found this in a pile of books my SIL was giving away.

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khooliha
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Kinda muddled, a fact not helped by the damaged copy I read.

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MsSinn
Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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Theatre geeks! Drama! Purple hair! What's not to love?! I liked this graphic novel. It was a quick fun read being a theatre person myself.