July 25, 2009

The Plain Janes - by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

When poor Jane is moved from the big city to the suburbs, she worries that she'll never fit in, and will never find a friend who understands her.  Rather than mope around, she takes the situation into her own hands, finds some unlikely friends, and turns the quiet suburban community on its ear along the way!

This is a great graphic novel, aimed mainly at teens (due to relationship content), but readable for tweens as well.  Great illustrations and a fun plot combine with spunky, believable characters to make this book shine.  It's short, thought-provoking, and realistic.  Read this if you love art, if you've ever felt lonely or like you don't fit in, or if you've ever been the victim of a terrorist bombing and fallen in love with an unconscious artist whose name you don't know.  Right, I guess you'd better just read it.

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