Take a Bow
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545334747 Hardcover
288 Pages | 5.73" x 8.54" | Ages 12 & Up
From the fantastic author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom & Prejudice comes a story of four friends at a performing arts high school.
Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it's been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, a soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn't sure how to admit that he'd rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in the funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.
Raves & reviews:
"Fans of the musical Fame will be intrigued by this book that goes inside the walls of a prestigious, fictitious New York City performing arts high school...cutthroat competitiveness is balanced by quiet, thoughtful moments of soul-searching regarding stardom, the creative process, and doing and sharing what they love." —Publishers Weekly
"The story, based on the familiar premise of artsy teens, shows surprising depth as it tackles issues including emotional vulnerability, authenticity and betrayal." —Kirkus
"Readers will enjoy this lighthearted novel and the message to take chances and be true to oneself." —School Library Journal