The plain Janes

by Castellucci, Cecil, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Graphic Novels YA GRAPHIC CASTELLUCCI
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA GRAPHIC NOVEL pb CAS
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Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC CASTELLU 2007 CRAFTON
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Dormont Public Library Young Adult GRAPHIC NOVEL YA CAST
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Summary
Written by Cecil Castellucci Art and cover by Jim Rugg When a transfer student named Jane is forced to move from the cool 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? Advance-solicited; in stores May 16 - 176 pg, 5.25" x 8", B & W, $9.99 US Edited by Shelly Bond PRODUCT UPDATE (080107): Plain Janes was erroneously listed on the July 18 Order Status Report as a stripped cover return. In fact, this book is eligible for full copy returns only, beginning August 15. Retailers will be notified of the title's status on the Order Status Reports that accompany their August 15 invoicing. Diamond apologizes for any confusion created by this error. Retailers with additional questions should contact their Diamond Customer Service Representative.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For the first book in a new series aimed at teenage girls, DC comics recruited novelist Castellucci ( Boy Proof, 2004, and The Queen of Cool, 2005) to write this story about outsiders who come together, calling up themes from the author's popular YA novels. Relocated to suburbia after a brush with disaster in the big city (and fueled by an urge not to be terrified of the world as a result), Jane rallies a small group of outcasts into a team of art terrorists, shaking the town from its conservative complacency by putting bubbles in the city fountain and wrapping objects on the street as Christmas packages. Their activities end up rallying the local teenagers to their cause and working the adults into a dither. The book has its share of stereotypes--the science geek, the psychotically overprotective mother, the irrepressible gay teen--but this is thought-provoking stuff. The art, inspired by Dan Clowes' work, is absolutely engaging. Packaged like manga , this is a fresh, exciting use of the graphic-novel format.--Jesse Karp Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "DC Comics' imprint of graphic novels for girls, Minx, starts off with a bang with this elegant story of art in the suburbs. As Jane walks past a sidewalk cafe in Metro City, a terrorist's bomb goes off. Her parents, overtaken by fear, move the family to the small town of Kent Waters. The popular girls at Buzz Aldrin High court her, but Jane wants to be an outsider. She finds three other girls named Jane, all of them unpopular in different ways--one is "Brain Jane," one an aspiring actress and one an athlete--and together the four of them make "art attacks" on the city, leaving the name P.L.A.I.N. (People Loving Art In Neighborhoods) wherever they go. They build pyramids on the site of a planned strip mall ("The pyramids lasted for thousands of years. Do you think this strip mall will?") and populate the police department's lawn with gnomes. But to a community consumed with elevated threat levels, the attacks seem more ominous than generous, and P.L.A.I.N. becomes an outlaw group. All the while, Jane continues to write letters to John Doe, the unidentified man whose life she saved during the bombing--and who sits in a hospital, comatose, his sketchbook serving as her muse. Castellucci (Boy Proof) and Rugg (co-creator of Street Angel) nimbly make their larger point--that fear is an indulgence we must give ourselves permission to overcome--without ever preaching, and without neglecting the dynamics of a page-turning coming-of-age story. Ages 12-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Plain Janes ; [1]
Subjects Teenage girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Suburban life -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Street art -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Schools -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Minx,2007
Contributors Rugg, Jim.
Fletcher, Jared K.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781401211158 (pbk.)
1401211151 (pbk.)
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