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OLDER FICTION
Maclear, Kyo

Operatic

(2) YA Illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler. Charlotte (Charlie) is more interested in classmate Emile than she is in music until her teacher puts on Maria Callas. This graphic novel focuses on middle-school dynamics within the rich context of Charlie's interior life and her burgeoning passion for opera. Small panels and varied colors for different story elements play well with drama supplied by full-page pictures. A revelation regarding Emile is bittersweet--like the story as a whole. Bib.

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