Safety Dance: Degrassi The Next Generation Extra Credit
J. Torres & Steve Rolston
Fenn, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his is the fourth in a series of
Degrassi The Next Generation Extra Credit
graphic novels, based on the TV shows. It opens with a one page '
Previously on Degrassi ...
' summary to set the scene. This episode shines the spotlight of Marco, who's come out of the closet, fallen for Dylan, been betrayed by him, and given him a second chance. Also on stage is Ashley, a popular student politician until she tried Ecstacy - after a year in England, she's back and trying to rekindle her romance with Jimmy.
ylan ends up in a fight with a '
homophobic hockey punk
'. He's unhappy that Marco doesn't want his company at his cousin's wedding, and even more hurt that Marco hasn't told his parents about their relationship. Though Marco tells him, '
We're on the same page. You're just a faster reader than I am
', he eventually screws up his courage and goes out on a limb with Dylan. Ashley bickers with her brother, doesn't understand why no-one likes her new hat, and misses her favorite
. But Jimmy gives her good advice.
he characters - and their real-life issues and concerns - come across clearly in the (black and white) graphic novel presentation of the popular teen sitcom.
Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.
Find more Teens books on our
or in our book