Janes in love

by Castellucci, Cecil, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Graphic Novels YA GRAPHIC CASTELLUCCI
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novels
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Teen Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC NOVEL pb CAS
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Teen Graphic Novel
Green Tree Public Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC CAS
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novel
Call Number  GRAPHIC CAS
"This graphic novel for girls feels like a teen movie and teaches young women the joy of being original." -- USA Today on THE PLAIN JANES, Best Graphic Novels of 2007

The art attacks continue in this sequel to the acclaimed graphic novel THE PLAIN JANES. The coolest clique of misfits ever plays Cupid and becomes entangled in affairs of the heart. P.L.A.I.N. - People Loving Art In Neighborhoods - goes global when the art gang procures a spot in the Metro City Museum of Modern Art Contest. And the Janes will discover that in art and love, the normal rules don't always apply.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Plain Janes (2007) launched DC Comics' female-centered imprint Minx, and now that book's creators and characters return for a new tale of guerilla-art warfare, longing, and love. Jane number one is still trying to express in her art the path to a happy ending for herself, her friends, and the conservative community in which they live. She's also suffering guilt over the suspension from school of her friend Damon, whom she also happens to be looking at with more than just friendship in mind. Top it all off with her mother's nervous semi-breakdown and the romantic turmoil in her fellow Janes' lives, and you've got a recipe for classic teen angst. This is somewhat less focused than the first installment which is required reading to fully understand this one but novelist Castellucci still creates a realistic and compelling teenage voice. It's a fun and sometimes powerful read, invested with a strong message about how we can all be held back by our fears. The happy ending, which even teenagers get sometimes, is a very welcome addition.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The second book of the PLAIN Janes series returns to the four Janes of suburban town Kent Waters and their public art "attacks" as People Loving Art in Neighborhoods (PLAIN). This time the story line is sprinkled with bits of romance as the various Janes struggle to approach their love interests for dates to the school dance and the main Jane applies for an art grant. Castellucci writes with ambition, including threads that pull in issues of terrorism, fear, free art and adolescent anxiety. Unfortunately, the resulting tangle of political overtones sometimes clutters what could have been a clearer story of one girl's artistic aspirations and the underlying theme of friendship. Rugg, whose art and unfettered concepts of femininity soared with Street Angel, is more constrained with the two-dimensional characters he's illustrating. As the second book of the series, a character breakdown or introduction would be helpful to new readers. Otherwise, it's a suitable read for those who enjoyed the first Janes book, but not a good entry point for anyone unfamiliar with the series. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Plain Janes ; [2]
Subjects Teenage girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Suburban life -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Street art -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Minx,2008
Contributors Rugg, Jim.
Language English
Description 151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781401213879 (pbk.)
1401213871 (pbk.)
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