Jane's parents relocate to the suburbs when she's caught in a bomb attack in Metro City. Bored and lonely in her new town and school, the teen is thrilled when she meets three other girls named Jane, all of them as out of place as she is. They form a secret club, the Plain Janes, and decide to liven up the town with art. Some people like their work, but most are frightened, and the local police call the Plain Janes' work "art attacks."
I really enjoyed this book. I first became interested in graphics when I read Meg Cabot's Avalon High's and I think the P.L.A.I.N definitely lived up to my expectations. I enjoyed the illustrations and the characters really captured my attention. My favorite part of the book was always when the jokes were revealed; I now have some ideas of things I can do to some people I know!
Even though it was an easy read and a very short read, I still really enjoyed myself. This book was a good way to sit back and relax. It also kind of took me back to my teenage years, not only because of the characters but also because of the illustrations...it was so nice to have the characters presented to me and looking like some of my friends (I am sure a lot of people could relate to this book...though maybe not the whole bomber thing).
Overall, fantastic book! I suggest you pick this up either at your local bookstore or library (I was surprised to see it at my Uni library!) and enjoy the wonderful illustrations and story!