Charlie is nearing the end of her middle school career. For her final music class assignment she has to find the perfect song. One that embodies her spirit and makes her feel “at home.” They have explored all types of music in class but nothing quite fits for Charlie. Not until they listen to opera and Marie Callas. Suddenly, Charlie identifies with a genre of music but also with the artist.
This is a beautifully drawn middle grade graphic that has it all, middle school drama that includes bullying, crushes and trying to find your place to fit in. It also has opera ingeniously mixed in. What could be better?