by Raina Telgemeier
Ailie (year 5)
Drama is one of the best books I’ve ever read; it’s perfect with comedy, tragedy and of course drama!
It is about the life of Callie who is part of the stage crew at her school and she has problems with boys and the play that the school are performing.
In this book I have found a lot of things that make me giggle, like the bit where Callie auditions for the part of Maybell in the play Moon over Mississippi but she isn’t very good at singing!
I love the bit where Callie falls in love with Jesse it is so cool. Callie is so clever and she is the one who comes up with most of the ideas for props and other items for the play. I think that Callie is very lucky girl she has a group of fab friends and a cool boyfriend. I hope anybody who reads Drama likes it too!
Emily (Year 7)
Drama is a thrilling graphic novel all about being a teenager. A tale of romance with lots of completely unexpected twists. It is impossible to put down; a brilliant novel of love, heartbreak and friendship.
I really enjoyed reading Drama and once I had picked it up I simple could not put it down until I had finished.
Katy (Year 5)
After reading and enjoying ‘Smile’ I really wanted to read ‘Drama’ by the same fantastic author, Raina Telgemeier.
Drama is about a girl called Callie who goes to high school. She and the stage crew are in charge of putting on a play called ‘Moon Over Mississippi’. Yet, there is drama even before the curtain goes up!! For starters Callie is distracted by Greg who she loves. However, she then meets two brothers, both who are gay, called Justin and Jesse. Callie then takes a liking to Jesse which makes her forget about Greg. All this is happening whilst the stage crew are trying to organise a play, which seems to be going well, until the lead girl won’t come out of the toilets during a performance. That’s when Jesse reveals his hidden talent.
I thought that the book was very enjoyable because I didn’t know what was going to happen next and that made me want to read on. As soon as I read the first couple of pages it was like the book had hypnotised me and made me want to read more and more. I liked the different personalities that the characters possessed and I think that helped to make the story seem more real.
My favourite feature of the book was the artwork; amusing as well as clear. I liked the style of the pictures and I think that helped to make the book more interesting.
Overall I think Drama is an amazing book and I can’t see why anyone would not enjoy it!
Rebecca (Year 5):
Drama is a brilliant book to read because it is funny and it’s very romantic. I like it because it has twists and turns in the chapters. I think Drama is about friendship and how people have to learn to like other people no matter what.
Main character Callie is trying to help organise the school play Moon over Mississippi (she’s part of the stage crew) but lots of things keep coming up!
On the night of the show West (who plays the boy friend in the play) breaks up with Bonnie (who plays the girl friend in the play) and West falls over on stage and hurts his leg. Bonnie finally gets fed up with everyone and goes off in anger and sadness. So some things have to be changed in the play so some people have to fill in. Jesse takes Bonnie’s place and some things get a little bit crazy!
Amy (Year 5):
I think Drama was a great follow on from Smile as it was funny and romantic.
The story line is based on a girl called Callie who likes a boy called Greg but he likes someone else. Callie makes friends with a set of twins who are both gay. Callie’s friend Jesse likes a boy called West and Justin (Jesse’s twin brother) likes Greg. Callie’s bezzie, Liz, falls in love with Justin as well. Complicated!
Callie is also part of a stage crew for ‘Moon over Mississippi’ and that is how Jesse and West meet over a kiss!(Gasp)
I read it in one day because every time I put the book down it was left at a cliff-hanger!!
You have to read it to believe it!
Harry (Year 5)
This book is called Drama, it’s about a girl called Callie, she is in the stage crew and this year they are doing a play. Callie gains lots of experience along the way
I like Drama because she gets nice friends along her journey and still haves lots of fun while making a great play. I also like Drama because there is a lot of drama. I recommend it 10 out of 10!!!
Victoria (Year 5)
Drama is about a girl who goes with her friends and they do a stage crew together in a play.
At the play, she meets two new friends; Jessie and Justin. After a while Jessie, Justin and Callie are hanging out with each other all the time.
Drama’s a really good book and I am really glad I read it.
Beth (Year 5):
Drama is a thrilling and excellent book. Every time I read one page I wanted to turn the page strait after because it was so good. And every time I had turned the page something always surprised me.
I loved how Callie did what she wanted to do and at the end how she finally got to be the stage manager and for that I hope there’s going to be a part two of drama or a book like it because I loved it.
Alex (Year 5)
I wanted to review Drama because it pulled me in and I had already read and enjoyed Smile so I really wanted to read the second book by brilliant author Raina Telgemeier.
When I started the book I just couldn’t stop reading because I enjoyed all of the drama and the drastic stuff.
The book is about a girl called Callie who is part of the stage crew for her school’s play ‘Moon over Mississippi’. She finds two new friends who are twins, both of the twins are gay, one of the brothers signs up for a part in the play.
Callie gets to be the stage manger and she has to sort all the problems with the play including Bonnie locking herself in the cleaner’s cupboard and refusing to come out so a boy had to take her part he looked funny with a long red dress.
Callie has lots of great ideas for the play. I liked the part where the stage crew are getting ready to set the scenes especially when Callie goes over the top with two canons that fire confetti fireworks! The original stage manager thought it was a bit crazy to have two real cannons at the side of the stage but Callie was really determined to make it work.
I really enjoyed Drama and would love to read it again! I loved how the play turned out to be a romantic play, and I especially thought it was romantic when the stage crew created a giant magnolia tree with loads of leaves dropping off it.
I think that the first play went really well because everybody was organised and nobody was upset until West dumped Bonnie.
At the start of the play Callie is really shy and doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life, but by getting involved so much, she starts growing up and believing in herself, so that by the end of the play she knows what she wants to do with her life.
Robyn (Year 5)
I wanted to review Drama because I’ve read Smile and found it really interesting and great fun to read. I like the author Raina Telgemeier because she makes me want to read more.
Drama is all about a teenage girl called Callie who finds out that there’s a school play at her high school put on by the Drama Club.
Callie doesn’t want to be in the play, because she knows that she’s no good at singing so she joins in with the stage crew. There Callie meets two twins who are both gay and she makes friends with them. Callie explains her ideas about things they could do in the play, but she goes a bit over the top – because she wants to have a cannon firing ribbons!
Callie works hard to make the play work well and impress the audience .On her way she bumps into boys who she likes but is determined not to forget all about the play.
I thought the book was very fun to read because it was very funny and I enjoyed how the play managed to turn out. And Drama is also quite romantic.
I liked the character Callie because she was very funny, but smart enough to make the play a success by getting everyone to help and work as a team.
As soon as I opened the book I could not stop reading, its good fun to read and the humour is great.