Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Plain Janes (book review)

The Plain Janes is a graphic novel by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg. When Jane moves from exciting Metro City to the boring suburbs, she's convinced her life is over...that is, until she meets three other girls named Jane, whom she persuades to form an exclusive club called P.L.A.I.N. (People Loving Art In Neighborhoods). Together, the Janes, through a bunch of so-called "art attacks," try to bring the beauty of art to the people of their town. But some people don't appreciate P.L.A.I.N.'s attempts so much, and now the police are on their trail! Can the Janes keep pulling off their art attacks, or will they get busted once and for all?

I thought this book was very good. It was a nice, quick, and very unique read. In my opinion, it was an excellent break from heavier reading.

This book is for the Support Your Local Library Challenge and for the Graphic Novel Challenge 2009.