Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase upcoming books that you can't wait to read.

My anxiously awaited title this week is:

Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Expected Publication: September 1, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 240
Genre: Graphic Novel
Audience: Middle Grade

From Goodreads:
Raina Telgemeier, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Eisner Award winner, SMILE, brings us her next full-color graphic novel . . . DRAMA!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she's a terrible singer. Instead she's the set designer for the 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! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!

Raina Telgemeier's Smile is probably my favorite graphic novel of all time (though I think graphic memoir is a more accurate description) and as soon as I finished reading it, I was ready for her to publish a new book.  It took three years, but I finally get my wish. I can't wait for September!

Pre-order Drama today:

Or, if you can't wait, read Smile to tide you over:


  1. I don't read a lot of graphic novels, but this sounds really cute. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. That sounds a like a really interesting read. Great pick :)

  3. Well this def sounds like a ton of... Drama (: I might have to check this one out! Happy Reading!

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    Tabby @Insightful Minds & IM Design Studio

  4. I loved this book! It's set in middle school but reads a little older so will be good for a wide range of ages. And I love that it centers around a tween set designer!