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Janes in Love

by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg


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Janes in Love

by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

Review posted January 20, 2009.
Minx (DC Comics), 2008. 152 pages.
Starred Review.
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2008: #3, Teen Graphic Novels

The Janes are at it again. In this sequel to The Plain Janes, Jane's group of friends (all named Jane), try to give new life to P.L.A.I.N. -- People Loving Art in Neighborhoods -- with new "Art Attacks." However, their funds are running out, the authorities are still against them, and Jane's Mom reacts badly to news of another terrorist attack.

Meanwhile, Valentine's Day is approaching, and all hearts are turning to thoughts of love, making life that much more complicated.

I liked this graphic novel even better than the first. It's a fun story of a gutsy character, who still believes in her message: Art saves.