Author: Raina Telgemeier
Genre: Graphic Novel, Young Adult, Middle Grade
Release Date: September 1, 2012
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 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!
This story had a lot of aspects of a play. Instead of chapters, it was divided into acts. At the beginning, the curtain rose and it fell at the end. There was even an intermission in the middle.
I also liked that there were gay characters in this story. The characters were in middle school, which is the time when you start to learn about yourself. It’s important to have a variety of characters in middle grade and young adult books, because the world is filled with a variety of people.
Like all of the graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier that I’ve read, I loved this book!