DRAMA, by Raina Telgemier, is really unique and cool. Its about a middle school girl named Callie. She is part of the stage crew for school plays. The school is putting on a production of “Moon Over The Mississippi”. Callie has the job of set design. When they start working on the show, Callie has hundreds of ideas. The one that she’s most exited about is a cannon that shoots confetti in scene 4. She convinces the drama teacher to use the cannon after much debate. Later that day, she meets two twins, Justin and Jesse. Justin wants to sign up to act in the show. Both the boys had memorized all of the lines for every character. Callie gets a crush on them and the rest of the book revolves around that.
The artwork in DRAMA is very flat. It also happens to be four colored. There is very little shading. All the colors are mostly flat against the characters. The expressions are really specific. You can tell if characters are humiliated, confused or disappointed.
I have read some of Raina’s other books, like Smile, an autobiography about Raina’s horrible experience with braces. These books are mainly oriented towards girls because they’re mostly about teenage girls in middle school who are boy crazy. But guys can enjoy them too. I’m a guy, and they entertained me.
Over all I would give DRAMA a 4 star rating.