Drama by Raina Telgemeier.
What caught my attention in this book was the story about ‘dreams.’ In this book, you can see how a young girl opened her eyes to 'theater' and the extent of her passion.
Above all, I was very impressed by the scene below, which depicts my first impression of her play.
Also, what I liked most about reading this book was not the fancy fantasy of 'play', but the process of making that fantasy become reality. To this end, the behind-the-scenes story, which people cannot easily see, unfolds in a fun way, showing how many people work hard and work hard behind the scenes.
In addition, this book explains the process in detail, from technical aspects such as lighting, directing, and staging to auditions, actual plays, ticketing, and after-party. I think this is a good book for people who are curious about theater to read.
The main character, Collie, who wants to make the Broadway play of her dreams a success, encounters realistic difficulties. She becomes very frustrated when things don't go as she planned. But as it turns out, this is also our reality. Sometimes I feel like cartoons are more realistic.
But every time Collie remembers her childhood dreams and her love of theater. She tries to overcome the difficulties of her reality by imagining her favorite Broadway play. I sympathized with this image as it was like when we dream of something, but feel frustrated or want to give up due to the wall of reality, we remember a dream like our previous first love and gain strength.
However, the conclusion is a happy ending with the main character achieving his dream in the future.
Myungja Anna Koh