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The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek

by Seth Rudetsky

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Broadway, New York. The shows, the neon lights . . . the cute chorus boys! It's where Justin has always wanted to be--and now, with a winter internship for a famous actor, he finally has his chance to shine. If only he could ditch his kind, virtuous, upright, and--dare he say it?—uptight boyfriend, Spencer. But once the internship begins, Justin has more to worry about than a cramped single-guy-in-the-city style. Instead of having his moment in the spotlight, he's a not-so-glorified errand boy. Plus, Spencer is hanging out with a celebra-hottie, Justin's best friend Becky isn't speaking to him, and his famous actor boss seems headed for flopdom. Justin's tap-dancing as fast as he can, but all his wit and sass might not be enough to switch his time in New York from nightmare-terrible to dream-come-true terrific.

Seth Rudetsky's second YA novel is endearingly human, laugh-out-loud funny, and for any kid who's ever aspired to Broadway but can only sneak in through the stage door. ( )
  TBE | Oct 19, 2015 |
4.5 stars.

I don't really remember how the story went in the first book but I remembered I had enjoyed reading it. It was witty and engaging. I was expecting that from this Book 2. Not remembering how Book 1 went did not spoil the story for Book 2. In fact, it felt like it could stand on its own easily, as a fresh new book with characters that did not need the past to define them.

My favorite character has to be the grandma. Justin was alright - still irritating as in the first book (that much I was able to remember) but not to the point that I would give up reading the whole story. The story was pleasant and some story line was too obvious - spencer/scotty issue as well as Chase's screw-ups in the rehearsals.

I still don't buy the story line that Chase would be that kind to a teenager but hey, I was willing to overlook that part of the story.

It was nice to have a leading character that did not have to fit in the idea of a charming male lead. In fact, the whole story moved nicely, without any obsession over the male lead's appearance. Of course, this was not so for the other male characters.

Overall, this book is worth having/reading. ( )
  starlight70 | Jul 4, 2015 |
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Broadway, New York. The shows, the neon lights . . . the cute chorus boys! It's where Justin has always wanted to be--and now, with a winter internship for a famous actor, he finally has his chance to shine. If only he could ditch his kind, virtuous, upright, and--dare he say it?—uptight boyfriend, Spencer. But once the internship begins, Justin has more to worry about than a cramped single-guy-in-the-city style. Instead of having his moment in the spotlight, he's a not-so-glorified errand boy. Plus, Spencer is hanging out with a celebra-hottie, Justin's best friend Becky isn't speaking to him, and his famous actor boss seems headed for flopdom. Justin's tap-dancing as fast as he can, but all his wit and sass might not be enough to switch his time in New York from nightmare-terrible to dream-come-true terrific.

Seth Rudetsky's second YA novel is endearingly human, laugh-out-loud funny, and for any kid who's ever aspired to Broadway but can only sneak in through the stage door.

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:04:00 -0400)

Sixteen-year-old Justin Goldblatt lands a dream internship with his favorite Broadway actor, but the Big Apple comes with big trouble when his friends stop speaking to him and someone starts sabotaging his hero.

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