Take a Bow
By: Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point Publishing
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Source: ARC given for review (Thank you)
From the fantastic author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom & Prejudice comes a story of all the drama and comedy of four friends who grow into themselves at a performing arts high school.
Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it's been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn't sure how to admit that he'd rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform. -Goodreads-
I received this book at NCTE this past year. I had so much fun. I meant some really great authors and some really great people! I am currently thinking about going again this year in VEGAS but we shall see because I just recently bought a house. :)
The book is about a group of friends that go a high school that focuses on music and creative arts. They have to audition every semester to stay in the school. It is very difficult to just go and apply, and then attend this high school. Now Emme doesn't think that she is good enough to attend the high school because all she wants to do is write the music, not sing it. On her first day of school is meets the group of guys that are going to be her best friends all through high school. They are going to be there until the end. I think that this aspect of the book made me really love it. You usually read about the girl that has the best girl friend and they are together through the whole book. It made the book more interesting to know that she was having conversation with boys that looked at her as one of the guys instead of a girl that they want to be with.
But you need to understand that this is not a normal high school. Everyone is out to get each other. They all want to be on top. But one thing will keep them all close, the fact that they are really close friends.
If you want a great easy read about a group of friends that stick together until the end, this book is defiantly for you. I really liked this book. It was different and that kept my interest. Elizabeth did such a great job with this book. I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone that loves the music world, yet also loves the book world.
I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars!