A few weeks ago I started the occasional series of Minx
posts by looking at Regifters
before looking at some of New York Four/New York Five
(which I intend to post more of later on because it's really bloody good).
This is a look at Plain Janes
, one of only two Minx series to be given a sequel
(the other being New York Four
). It's by Jim Rugg (art) and Cecil Castellucci (story) and is about not only finding your place in the world, but creating a place for yourself.
The backstory is that Jane lives in Metro City at the beginning of the book. she gets caught up in a bomb explosion in the city centre and the family moves out to the suburbs. Jane vows to keep strong and not let the bomb ruin or change her life, or make her timid and afraid.( This is her first morning of school. )