Waiting For Callback: Take Two
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Waiting for Callback: Take Two by Perdita Cargill and Honor CargillBUY THIS BOOK
Elektra has finally landed a part in a film. It’s the dream. Well …until she works out that Straker is a movie so dystopian that within weeks most of the cast and all of the crew wish that the world had actually ended (preferably in scene one). And while it’s obviously great news that she’s moved from the friend-zone with Archie to become his almost-girlfriend, it would be better if he hadn’t immediately relocated to Transylvania to play a vampire hunter surrounded by ‘maidens of peerless beauty’…
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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | February 2016 Debut of the Month
Fresh, funny and with the best teen voice since Geek Girl, this debut novel deserves a huge round of applause. It follows fifteen-year old Elektra, eager thespian and newly signed up with a theatrical agent. The acting world of auditions, call-backs and pushy stage mothers offers great material for comedy – co-author Honor Cargill, herself only a teenager, has direct experience apparently and it certainly feels very real, and no less funny for that. Just as good are the descriptions of Elektra’s home and school life, the usual mix of lessons, tricky negotiations with parents, friends, not friends, and yes, boys. It all makes for a terrific comedy of manners, with the requisite amount of trial and tribulation for Elektra underneath. Encore! ~ Andrea Reece