Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Drama

Title Drama
By Raina Telgemeier
Genre Middle Grade Graphic Novel
Format Print
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Callie loves the theater and is working on the new set design for her school's latest production, Moon Over Mississippi. Crushes, heartbreak and drama ensue.

First Sentence
"Do you think Mr. Madera will let me operate the spotlight again?"

For someone who isn't a big graphic novel fan, I love Telgemeier's books. They're so relatable and I'm not even the intended audience!

When I was young I acted in a few plays and, boy oh boy, did I have some serious crushes. I could totally relate to this one. It's my new favorite of hers.

As usual the art was wonderful and I couldn't put it down. I read it in one sitting, not that that's hard, but still.

Very fun story. I'd highly recommend Telgemeier for anyone trying to get into graphic novels.


  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. Now I gonna have to add this to my wishlist.

  2. This one is VERY popular at my daughter's elementary school. All Telgemeier's books are, but this one is especially so. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I keep trying to read graphic novels, but I just don't enjoy them. Maybe I should try one of Telgemeier's and see if I like hers better.

  4. I had my eye on this one. I want to read more graphic novels, because I have enjoyed them in the past. I am really happy to hear you liked this!

  5. Adding this one now! I've never been a big graphic novel reader, but this one looks adorable. I feel like it's a good one to have around, especially as my kids get older. :)

    Do You Dog-ear?

  6. I'm also not big on graphic novels, but I might give this one a try!

  7. Yay! I agree that her books are VERY relateable. Love them!

  8. I might have to try this one out! I've been trying to get into graphic novels and generally I'm still getting used to the format (I've read 3 so far) but I'm still not sold on their equivalency to written books so I'm thinking I'm going to read a bunch more and really dig into the format. Lovely review, Jenny!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  9. That cover is adorable. I think I'd like the artwork, too.

  10. Oooh! I gotta check this one out! Cute photo!