Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

This cute little graphic novel tells a story about how four girls named Jane/Jayne/whatever the spelling you want decide to spice things up in their boring little suburban town. They start P.L.A.I.N, People Loving Art in Neighborhoods. They decorate fire hydrants with scarves and burst into song at noon. And they start recruiting. Soon even the cheerleaders are claiming to be members of P.L.A.I.N, even though cops and school officers are claiming the art is vandalism. A subplot is that Jane is one of the few survivors of a bombing in Metro City, along with a man called John Doe. I thought the story of the Janes was much more entertaining.

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