Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Plain Janes
This is the story of a girl named Jane who moves to a new town and, while welcomed into the popular crew, decides to befriend some misfits (all named Jane) and do guerilla art. There are many aspects of this story that my students will be unable to relate to (guerilla what?!), but Jim Rugg's illustrations will keep them interested and turning pages.
I was disappointed that the Janes were stereotyped and that the main Jane was the only one with a multi-faceted personality. Still, the sequel Janes in Love arrived the other day and I am curious to see if it expands on the other Janes more.
PS. There is a tsunami watch in The Bahamas right now, so I am blogging this in advance...I really want to post every day this month. Is that weird?!