Friday, February 1, 2008


By E. Lockhart

Sarah is a big white girl, Demi is a gay black boy, and together they're off to summer musical theater camp!

This bit from the author's website was too good not to share:

It's a season of hormones,
gold lamé,
hissy fits,
jazz hands,
song and dance,
true love,
and unitards
that will determine their future
--and test their friendship.
The author even has all the songs from the book on an imix on her website (right column, under "Sayde's imix") which is pretty cool - it's not even a movie (yet?), and it already has its own soundtrack!

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Abby said...

I loved this book! Here's my review:

Sarah has always felt bigger than her razzle-dazzle-deprived hometown. She takes dance lessons, eats lunch by herself, and dreams of being on Broadway someday. Enter Demi. Demi and Sarah meet at auditions for a summer theatre camp and they become instant best friends. Demi is a talented actor and singer and he's got serious razzle-dazzle, despite the heterosexual drag he's forced to wear at school. Demi tells Sarah to change her name to Sadye (Sadie, but spelled with a "y") and they both get into the summer theatre camp. Sadye knows that it's going to be great. She'll be able to show her true talent and let her big-ness out. Plus, she knows she's going to find love. Things don't go entirely as planned, but it's an enjoyable ride and Sadye comes out of it knowing herself a bit better and being closer to accepting herself as she is.

I thought this was a really fun, quick YA read. I loved reading about the different musicals and plays they were preparing at the summer drama camp. It totally made me want to be in a musical, despite the fact that my talent is questionable at best. ;) I'd recommend this to anyone interested in musical theatre or anyone looking for a fun teen read.

Rita said...

Ooh, I like those lines you quoted from the Web site!! I can't wait to check this out!