The Plain Janes
Noted young adult novelist Cecil Castellucci and artist Jim Rugg launch MINX with THE PLAIN JANES, a story about four girls named Jane who sit at the reject table at lunch. When transfer student Jane is forced to move from the confines of Metro City to Suburbia, she thinks her life is... show more
Noted young adult novelist Cecil Castellucci and artist Jim Rugg launch MINX with THE PLAIN JANES, a story about four girls named Jane who sit at the reject table at lunch. When transfer student Jane is forced to move from the confines of Metro City to Suburbia, she thinks her life is over. But there in the lunch room at the reject table she finds her tribe: three other girls named Jane. Main Jane encourages them to form a secret art gang and paint the town P.L.A.I.N. -- People Loving Art In Neighborhoods. But can art attacks really save the hell that is high school?
Publish date: May 2nd 2007
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: Janes (#1)
When you come across a premises like The Plain Jane's it's hard to turn away from. A graphic novel about a group of girls (all named Jane) who take it upon themselves to bring art into everyone's daily lives in a way that can only be called P.L.A.I.N. Firstly, I loved this story. The number of smart...
Well, since my library didn’t have Watchmen or Persepolis and I was in the mood for a graphic novel, I ended up picking this one. I really liked the cover art and the back of the book asks the question “But can art really save a group of misfits from the hell that is high school?” That sounded kind ...
Castellucci tells the story of how one high school senior copes with the aftermath of terrorism. When she recovers, Jane's parents move from Metro City to a small, suburban town. She doesn't want to go, but she uses the chance to create a braver, more daring, more involved persona, to wonderful ef...
I wish I had had a book like this when I was younger. It's smart, compassionate, funny and endearing. I really enjoyed this. Just read it :)
Teenage Jane has a life-altering experience when she is one of many victims of a terrorist bomb attack. Realizing that she and the world are mortal and fragile, she decides to make a positive difference. Deemed safer than living in the city, Jane is transplanted from Metro City to a quiet, little su...