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The Plain Janes - Community Reviews back

by Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg
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Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it 10 years ago
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...
Don't Panic - Megan's BookLikes
Don't Panic - Megan's BookLikes rated it 10 years ago
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 ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 10 years ago
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...
CJ the Book Peddler
CJ the Book Peddler rated it 11 years ago
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 :)
kishawhite
kishawhite rated it 13 years ago
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...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 13 years ago
This is pretty much who I fantasized about being in high school. But better written and cunningly illustrated.
the terror of whatever
the terror of whatever rated it 14 years ago
Excellently, timely story about the duty of art in a culture of fear and paranoia. Good YA story: the teen clique and boycrush stuff is all spot-on. I guess it just ended a little abruptly for me? I would have liked more exploration of the side characters (the other Janes, the popular girl, the gay ...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it 14 years ago
First in a series of new graphic novels aimed at girls by DC Comics, The Plain Janes is not bad. Aimed at the manga crowd, this offer a more conventional story and presentation but it has a good story, with interesting if somewhat cliché characters. After an attack reminiscent of 9/11, Jane's family...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 15 years ago
Graphic novel about 4 young women with a variation of the name Jane. Though it's populated entirely by stereotypes, the story rings true, and the guerrilla artists are interesting and fresh.
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