Waiting for Callback are Book When I first started reading this book I thought This is NOT reading material for a year old who doesn t read fiction But this YA novel was immensely readable and w
Waiting for Callback are Book When I first started reading this book I thought "This is NOT reading material for a 63-year-old who doesn't read fiction! But this YA novel was immensely readable, and wonderfully escapist. (I haven't read an 'escapist' novel for years and it was a pleasure just to sit down and enjoy the ride....)I had it as a bedtime read. Often I am very disappointed with my bedtime reads. (My criteria for them is they have to be light and enjoyable, but often they prove to be just badly-written dross). But this book was a thoroughly good read. If anything it failed as a bedtime read because I had difficulty putting it down.It really brought memories back to me about having best friends when younger, and the level of fun and companionship that involved. Plus it discusses the angst of crushes on god-like males. I thought that Elektra and Archie (the main character in the book and the young man she is besotted with) both very charming. I loved it when Elektra told us she had legs like a stork - and not in a good way.A major part of the book centres on what it is like to be caught up in the world of working as a young actor (Elektra's passion) - and this was very interesting. And it sounded realistic. I always like being introduced to new worlds.This is a funny and jolly read....and I found it surprisingly enjoyable to get back into the mindset of being a teenager.. Geek Girl meets Fame meets New Girl in this brilliantly funny new series When Elektra is discovered by an acting agent, she imagines Oscar glory can t be far away, but instead lurches from one cringe worthy moment to the next Just how many times can you be rejected for the part of Dead Girl Number Three without losing hope And who knew that actors were actually supposeGeek Girl meets Fame meets New Girl in this brilliantly funny new series When Elektra is discovered by an acting agent, she imagines Oscar glory can t be far away, but instead lurches from one cringe worthy moment to the next Just how many times can you be rejected for the part of Dead Girl Number Three without losing hope And who knew that actors were actually supposed to be multi lingual, play seven instruments and be trained in a variety of circus skills Off stage things aren t going well either she s fallen out with her best friend, remains firmly in the friend zone with her crush and her parents are driving her crazy One way or another, Elektra s life is now spent waiting for the phone to ring waiting for callback.Can an average girl next door like Elektra really make it in the world of luvvies and starlets. Popular Book Waiting for Callback 'Waiting for Callback' is the perfect book if you're looking for a protagonist that will work hard and chase their dreams, while also having parents that are constantly in the picture. Parental involvement, hurray! I loved how hands-on the book felt, with all the emails being exchanged about auditions, actually going to the auditions and waiting with Elektra to see if she got the roles. For someone that knows nothing about acting, it was fascinating to read about the process that felt so authentic! It definitely gave me 'Geek Girl' vibes, just with acting rather than modelling. The thing that disappointed me with the book was how underwhelmed I was by Elektra's 'regular' school life. I was pleased that the acting took up the majority of the book, but I'd have liked more of a sense of her character outside of a casting room. That being said, the sequel sounds really promising, and I can't wait to pick it up!