Sunday, April 21, 2013
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Chasing a Future.
Emme has long lived in her best friend Sophie's shadow. She writes songs, and Sophie sings them. It's always been like this, and feels like it always will be.
Sophie will stop at nothing to be a star. Even if it means using her best friend and picking up a trophy boyfriend, Carter.
Carter is a victim of a particular Hollywood curse: He's a former child star. Now all he wants is a normal life. But being normal is about as hard for him as being famous.
Ethan has his own issues -- a darkness in his head that he just can't shake. He's managed to sabotage every relationship he's even been in. Emme's the only girl he's ever really respected... but he's not sure what to do about that.
Emme, Sophie, Carter, and Ethan are all students at a performing arts high school, where talent is the normal and fame is the goal. But sometimes, being in the spotlight isn't as important as the people you're sharing it with."
I kinda love books like this. I don't know what it is, but it was a likable fast read that I got into really quickly. All the characters (erm, except Sophie) are hugely likable and unique and get you rooting for them pretty much off the bat. It was funny, sweet, and really not that cheesy. I sped right through it and found myself sad when I finished. To anyone even remotely interested in the performing arts, I suggest you should read this. Even if you're not, try it out. You may find yourself convinced. So, for a light, good, book... go get this one at Kettleson!