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The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci
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Feb 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 16-books, 25-books
Read in February, 2012

This was a really quick read. Due to the nature of the Graphic Novel, reading it was somewhere between watching a movie and reading a book. The basic storyline was Jane, a highschooler moves from the city into the suberbs after a bombing where she herself was hurt. This made her mother become over protective of Jane and overreact to minor details like not answering the phone because she was at a school club. The focus of the book is finding a way to fit in while still being 100% you. Jane could have chosen to have ran with the 'cool' crowd, but instead chooses a place with the 'rejects' and finds her tribe with P.L.A.I.N. (People Loving Art In Neighborhoods)
This book targets one of the hardest things that life has- with everyone pulling it is way to easy to lose oneself and only be what others want you to.

Violence:1 There is a bombing at the begining and it is a part of the plot
Drugs: 0 Other than being in the hospital, and briefly mentioned in passing none

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