Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Razzle Dazzle Life!


In Dramarama by E. Lockhart, we meet Sarah Paulson. Sarah is unhappy with her life. One day she makes a drastic change in hopes of escaping her boring life in Ohio. She reads about auditions for a prestigious summer drama camp. While waiting for her chance to perform, she meets Douglas Howard, Jr., or Demi, as he prefers to be called. The two teens click instantly over their love of the theater and Liza Minnelli. Demi convinces her to change her name to Sadye in order to get in touch with her inner glam. Despite their immediate connection, the two are different as night and day. Sadye's a girl, while Demi's a boy. Sadye's straight, while Demi's gay. Sadye's white while Demi's black.

The duo get accepted to Wildewood Academy's summer theater program. They have to privilege of learning under one of the best director's in New York. They meet a slew of talented and interesting people from all over the country, some with prior theater experience, some without. It's a crazy time with chicken hats, unitards, microrecorders, stage combat, and malfunctioning man-eating plants. It's during this summer that Sadye discovers the truth about herself and her quest for fame, fortune, and that special mint chocolate chip guy.

Check out E. Lockhart's website www.theboyfriendlist.com to listen to some of the songs that Sadye talks about in the book.

Check it out today!

No comments: