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Highly bored with the concept of vandalizing the town with artwork And that should be a very bad sign, for that s what the main plot is about I m just glad to be done with this and thankful that this only went on for two volumes Wanted to love this, but I found myself being really over it since vol 1. Why, Cecil Castellucci Why are there nostories about the Janes Whyyyyyyy Great follow up to The Plain Janes Janes In Love picks up where we left off, with Jane trying to make public art, but struggling with the law, the boy, the Janes her mother s mental emotional illness The boy girl romance in this sequel makes the story a littleHigh School, and probably very real for a younger reader Love the hopeful ending. The first PLAIN JANES book was in my top three books I read in 2007 and Cecil Castellucci is AWESOME in general I m a huge fan of her BEIGE This book definitely wasn t as magical as the first Then again maybe it s just that I hate sequels AND books with flowers or pink on the cover Luckily there wasn t any glitter involved Phew I also love ambiguous endings, so I didn t feel a sequel was needed at all, though I know many folks were begging for it One of the reasons I loved the first b The first PLAIN JANES book was in my top three books I read in 2007 and Cecil Castellucci is AWESOME in general I m a huge fan of her BEIGE This book definitely wasn t as magical as the first Then again maybe it s just that I hate sequels AND books with flowers or pink on the cover Luckily there wasn t any glitter involved Phew I also love ambiguous endings, so I didn t feel a sequel was needed at all, though I know many folks were begging for it One of the reasons I loved the first book was it didn t scream YOU ARE A GIRL THIS BOOK IS FOR GIRLS the way many of the MINX treatments do It was a book I was able to get all four of my male roommates to read just by purposely leaving it in the bathroom, something that has NEVER happened with any other bookwhich is sorta a lie since I know they all read that TRUTH ABOUT CHUCK NORRIS book that was in there based on the increase of Chuck Norris jokes being told in my apartmentbut PLAIN JANES was a NOVEL A really fantastic graphic novel, especially when read by any girl who happily dances in the fringe of what people considered normal generic pink girl behavior 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 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 PLAIN 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 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m surprised I didn t like thisI can usually really get behind a group of kids fighting against the establishment I love that stuff But I just didn t understand why the establishment was so mad about the harmless and not all that provocative art these kids were making around town And then when the group gets a grant to legally turn an abandoned lot into an art exhibit, they just plant a garden I also didn t really care about all of the weird romantic relationship stuff going on betwe I m surprised I didn t like thisI can usually really get behind a group of kids fighting against the establishment I love that stuff But I just didn t understand why the establishment was so mad about the harmless and not all that provocative art these kids were making around town And then when the group gets a grant to legally turn an abandoned lot into an art exhibit, they just plant a garden I also didn t really care about all of the weird romantic relationship stuff going on between the characters Perhaps the author should have focused on just the fight the power art stuff I don t know It all just missed the mark for me I liked this bookthan the first volume in the series, with a bitof the backstory explained and relationships between the characters aredeveloped. Jane likes Damon The problem is her art project P.L.A.I.N landed him in community service, and now he keeps rebuffing her attempts to get close again First, by going around with another girl, then by declining her invitation to a school dance because he d rather go with a friend Should Jane move on There were too many characters, leaving the rest underdeveloped Like a secret admirer that wasn t really addressed Instead, we get Jane and her five friends moping around because they can t fin Jane likes Damon The problem is her art project P.L.A.I.N landed him in community service, and now he keeps rebuffing her attempts to get close again First, by going around with another girl, then by declining her invitation to a school dance because he d rather go with a friend Should Jane move on There were too many characters, leaving the rest underdeveloped Like a secret admirer that wasn t really addressed Instead, we get Jane and her five friends moping around because they can t find dates Her attraction to Damons is undeniable, but sometimes, the best thing to do is let the other person go and see if they come back The Janes are at it again, creating art and beauty on the sly but they finally get caught and must do community service But art cannot be contained and neither can love as several of the Janes seek boyfriends The main Jane must also cope with her mother who s become reclusive after receiving bad news an art grant application process and balancing the attentions of Riswan and Damon The main Jane is wrought with much angst, enough to make me say snap out of it But she is a teenager and tha The Janes are at it again, creating art and beauty on the sly but they finally get caught and must do community service But art cannot be contained and neither can love as several of the Janes seek boyfriends The main Jane must also cope with her mother who s become reclusive after receiving bad news an art grant application process and balancing the attentions of Riswan and Damon The main Jane is wrought with much angst, enough to make me say snap out of it But she is a teenager and that s how they are I really liked this book In my opinion the first book wasn t as good as the sequel I loved the romantic aspect of this book which is a rare occasion for me Usually, most books can do without any romance I think the romance saved this book.I also liked how supportive but motivating Jane s father was with helping her mother get through her PTSD and Jane with her s as well.I loved all of the Jane s but in my opinion this series isn t good enough to continue I don t think I would pick up the ne I really liked this book In my opinion the first book wasn t as good as the sequel I loved the romantic aspect of this book which is a rare occasion for me Usually, most books can do without any romance I think the romance saved this book.I also liked how supportive but motivating Jane s father was with helping her mother get through her PTSD and Jane with her s as well.I loved all of the Jane s but in my opinion this series isn t good enough to continue I don t think I would pick up the next book if it did Janes in Love


About the Author: Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels and comic books Titles include Boy Proof, The Year of the Beasts illustrated by Nate Powell , First Day on Earth, Rose Sees Red, Beige, The Queen of Cool The Plain Janes and Janes in Love illustrated by Jim Rugg , Tin Star Stone in the Sky, Odd Duck illustrated by Sara Varon and Star Wars Moving Target A Princess Leia Adventure Her short stories have been published in various places including Black Clock, The Rattling Wall, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine and can be found in such anthologies such as After, Teeth, Truth Dare, The Eternal Kiss, Sideshow and Interfictions 2 and the anthology, which she co edited, Geektastic.She is the recipient of the California Book Award Gold Medal for her picture book Grandma s Gloves, illustrated by Julia Denos, the Shuster Award for Best Canadian Comic Book Writer for The Plain Janes and the Sunburst Award for Tin Star The Year of the Beasts was a finalist for the PEN USA literary award and Odd Duck was Eisner nominated.She splits her time between the heart and the head and lives north and south of everything Her hands are small And she likes you very much.


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