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June 4, 2020
Not All of the Drama is Onstage
by Page Turner

Drama: Telgemeier, Raina: 8601423318936: Amazon.com: Books

Drama by Raina Telgemeier


Callie may love theater, but since her singing voice isn’t exactly up to par, she settles for being the set designer for her school’s production of Moon over Mississippi. The drama happens offstage too, though – romance is never easy, especially in middle school. How is Callie going to manage all of this drama¬†and¬†make sure nothing goes wrong during the show?


To be perfectly honest, I was a bit disappointed by this book. I found it to be a little too cliche for my tastes. Callie is always swooning after one boy or another, the gay main character is dramatic, the closeted character is shy. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the environment that the story gave off – it felt like the characters were in some sort of limbo between middle and high school, which didn’t exactly make sense to me. Despite all this, you really do end up cheering for the characters. In the end, they’re all just trying to figure themselves out.

Yours in love and literature, Page.

It’s Pride month! Send me your LGBTQIA+ book recommendations at @page.turner.omnibus on Instagram!

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