Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dramarama Review

       The last book I read was Dramarama by E. Lockhart, who also wrote The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and, while I really liked Frankie, I completely fell in love with Dramarama.
The story is about a girl named Sarah who lives in a small town in Ohio and she just knows that she doesn’t belong, partly because she loves musical theater and partly because she feels a ‘Lurking Bigness’ inside of her that needs to come out. After meeting a fellow theater lover named Demi and changing her named to Sadye, they soon leave their razzle-dazzle deprived town and head to a drama camp for the summer. At the camp they audition for a broad collection of musicals such as Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, and Cats. This book is great if you love musical theater, and if you don’t, it will make you fall in love with it!
       The characters’ personalities are all very pronounced and realistic and Sadye’s character was real and relatable. I like how Sadye’s narration of the story is very up-front and honest but also very fluid and it gets to the point.
       When I first started this book, I thought it was going to be seriously predictable but I was soon proved to be wrong. It’s not a typical story of working hard and getting what you want but about finding yourself and understanding your strengths and accepting your weaknesses.
       It really is a great book and I would definitely recommend it.
       But what about you? What books are you all reading? Do you like them?