Janes in Love

Janes in Love

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"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 2007

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. P.L.A.I.N. - 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781401213879
1401213871
Branch Call Number: CAS
Characteristics: 151 pages : chiefly illustrations
Additional Contributors: Rugg, Jim

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DeltaQueen50
Oct 14, 2011

Janes in Love carries on the story of one young girl, Jane that we were introduced to in Plain Janes. Jane is still hanging out with her friends, most of which are also called Jane. The story takes a light-hearted look at teen romance from different angles, but underneath tells the far more serious tale of how a family copes with fear. Jane and her family moved to this small town because of a terrorist attack in the big city. Now something happens to remind them of this event, and Jane’s mother reacts by going into seclusion. Somehow, Jane and her father must find a way to reach her and bring her back into the world.

Jane and her group still indulge in their art attacks, with the idea of making the world a more beautiful place, but these efforts are still vastly misunderstood by the police and town council. It takes winning an art grant and showing the community how beauty can enhance their community that eventually wins the day.

I thought this was a worthy sequel to the original, but perhaps a little less magical and awe inspiring. I was glad though to see a lot of the story wrapped up and an apparent bright future for the Janes. This graphic novel series about a group of misfits discovering art, life and love was an enjoyable read.

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LTHL
Nov 20, 2010

I think this was OK. It's about people making art which was really nice.

quagga Sep 20, 2009

Jane Beckles is my kind of girl. She uses art to fight fear and ignorance. Jane's move from the big city to a small town happens in the first book, The P.L.A.I.N. Janes. She makes friends with three other girls named Jane (plus one gay guy) at her new school and together they carry out secret acts of street art. In this sequel, love is in the air. High school love life is not all roses and chocolates, of course. Jane Beckles has bigger worries than who she will ask to the next dance. Is art worth getting arrested for? Where will she find funding for art supplies? ... And will her mother get over her fear of leaving the house?

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DavidB
Nov 26, 2008

The second chapter for the Janes loses a star when it descends into silliness when one of the Janes tries to make a love potion. But if you’ve read the first book you simply must find out what happens next to the characters. Otherwise, your heart continues to beat in time with the rest of the characters as you follow their ups and downs. Comic-book-high-school-romance at it’s finest.

I love Janes in Love.

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DavidB
Apr 25, 2009

We must remind her that George Bernard Shaw says, 'Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.'

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DavidB
Dec 17, 2008

All art, all the time.

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DavidB
Dec 16, 2008

DavidB thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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