Saturday, February 5, 2011

THE PLAIN JANES by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

Jane survived a terrorist attack in Metro City.  The result was her parents' decision to leave the dangerous city behind and move to the suburbs. It might be safer, but Jane finds it extremely boring and nearly impossible to fit in to the firmly formed cliques.

After a difficult start, Jane finally muscles her way into a group of girls she describes as "arty."  Amazingly, all the girls are named Jane.  Together they form P.L.A.I.N. - People Loving Art in Neighborhoods.  They plan and execute what become known as "art attacks" throughout the community.

This unique graphic novel explores the idea that art could conquer fear and create unity.  Cecil Castellucci is also the author of BOY PROOF, THE QUEEN OF COOL, and BEIGE.

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