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Telgemeier, Raina.
New York : Graphix, 2012
IL 5-8, RL 2.3

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Callie may not have the voice to star in her middle school’s musical, but she’s just as happy designing the sets. After all, it takes a lot of work – and a lot of people – to put on a play! The stage crew are old friends; Callie’s BFF Liz does costumes and Matt (who just happens to be the brother of the guy Callie has a crush on) runs the lights. When Callie meets twins Justin and Jesse, she can’t wait to get them involved in the musical too. Add in the most popular-but definitely not the nicest- girl in school and an 8th grader so handsome the girls and guys both have crushes on him, and you’ve got a recipe for drama – on stage AND off. Colorful, cartoon-y illustrations bring this real-life story of the best and worst of middle school to life.  (Emily Calkins, Teen Services Librarian, King County Library System, Washington Evergreen Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:     Theater -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Middle schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
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                        Graphic novels.

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