ARC (Advance Reading Copy). To be published September 1, 2012. Graphix (Scholastic Inc.) 233 pp.
In this graphic novel, 7th grader Callie tells of her love for theater and set design. When her middle school prepares to put on a production of “Moon over Mississippi” she is thrilled at the chance to design the set. While working on the production, she is mixed up in various love dramas and triangles, while trying to figure out her own amorous feelings for someone who doesn’t even know she exists.
“Drama” is a good read for students aged 9-12, especially those interested in theater. Its graphic novel format will also encourage reluctant readers to give it a go.