Friday, December 5, 2008

Review: Janes in Love by Cecil Caastellucci

genre: young adult graphic novel
rating: 5 out of 5

This graphic novel is the sequel to Plain Janes, which I really liked. This one takes off as the girls start wanting to do something about the boys they have a crush on. They also want to continue their community art projects which are constantly being misunderstood by a police officer in their neighborhood. The Janes use art as an outlet and as a way to bring the neighborhood together - and the narrating Jane also uses it as a way to work through, what seems to be, post traumatic stress syndrome from.

I can't wait to put these books in my daughter's hands when she gets older. They deal with a lot of pertinent issues like falling in love, friendship, making a difference in the community, and working through trauma in a way that is hip and accessable.

3 comments:

Veens said...

Sounds interesting :) and cool :)

alisonwonderland said...

i love both The Plain Janes and Janes in Love - as does my 12yo daughter. i so hope that there will be continuing adventures of the Janes!

erin sheely said...

I loved the first one, can't wait to read this.

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