Backstage go inside Books I really enjoyed the author s Center Stage so queued this up to read on the plane back to DC today It was cute but seemed more like the opening few c
Backstage go inside Books I really enjoyed the author's Center Stage so queued this up to read on the plane back to DC today. It was cute but seemed more like the opening few chapters to a novel instead of a self-contained novella. I wasn't expecting much since I knew it was supposed to be a story about a very minor character who was only mentioned in Center Stage, but I felt myself growing very invested in Cassie. Unfortunately, the novella ended just when it seemed like her story was starting to take off.Hopefully Duffy will give her a full story in the future.. Cassie thinks she may have met the boy of her dreams just a few weeks before he becomes the dream guy of every girl in America.High school senior Cassie Walters has attended high schools than she can count as she s hopped all over the country with her mother since freshman year She s passed through so many classrooms and hallways that she doesn t even bother maCassie thinks she may have met the boy of her dreams just a few weeks before he becomes the dream guy of every girl in America.High school senior Cassie Walters has attended high schools than she can count as she s hopped all over the country with her mother since freshman year She s passed through so many classrooms and hallways that she doesn t even bother making friends any because she considers it a waste of time But everything changes in Temecula, California when Mr Tinker, a teacher Cassie can t help but like, convinces her to attend a drama club meeting Despite her intention to avoid getting involved in school activities, Cassie is intrigued by the possibility of playing guitar in the high school production of Grease She s also intrigued by a strange but cute senior guy named Elliott who insists on personally arranging the show s music.Elliott s unlike anyone Cassie s ever met before Just like her, he s perfectly comfortable being an outsider among his classmates She s flattered when he seems to take an interest in befriending her He has an incredible singing voice and can play guitar like a rock star, and Cassie finds herself becoming a little fascinated by him despite his unconventional social skills.Elliott confides in Cassie that he wants to audition for the competitive television show, Center Stage She suspects he just might be a talented enough musician to be chosen as a contestant When Elliott s invited by the show s producers to audition for the season premiere in Hollywood, he begs Cassie to accompany him With mixed emotions, she cuts classes and rudely breaks plans to attend a rock concert with a new friend to instead be present for Elliott s big moment Cassie believes in Elliott s talent and is thrilled for him, but the thought of him abandoning her in Temecula if he s cast as one of the season s contestants terrifies her She s started to believe that their friendship is the only reliable thing in her life, and she s desperate not to lose it.This novella prequel to Duffy s latest full length novel, Center Stage tells a touching tale about a teen learning to open her heart and accept love.. The best Ebook Backstage I genuinely like the characters portrayed in this prequel to Center Stage. The storyline is interesting, with characters who have a lot more going on underneath than their surface "public" personas show. I'm really looking forward to reading Center Stage when it comes out to see the outcome of the singing competition and to see what happens with Cassie and Elliott and how both Elliott and Allison will cope with the contest.