Tuesday, August 2

My Life The Theater, And Other Tragedies

My Life The Theater And Other Tragedies by Allan Zadoff
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288

Summary: High school sophomore Adam Zeigler, who lost his father to a sudden accident two years ago, thinks the best way to live life is behind the spotlight. As a member of the theater crew, he believes he's achieved it all when he wins the coveted job of spotlight operator. But that was before a young actress, Summer, appeared in his view. Instantly smitten, Adam is determined to win her over. But to do so, he'll have to defy his best friend and break the golden rule of his school: techies and actors don't mix.Set against the backdrop of a high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Zadoff's latest is a bromance, a love story, and theater story in one. The politics of love and high school collide as Adam struggles to find the courage to step out of the shadows and into the light.

My Thoughts: We are introduced to Adam who is in high school. He also lost his father a few years ago and that has taken a big toll on him. He thinks about him constantly. He even has to sleep with a flashlight because his thoughts get the best of him at night.

Adam was an interesting character. He is a stagehand and in the theater this is a whole group of its own. Stagehands or the theater crew do not mash with the actors, under any situation. They like to keep their distance.

Of course Adam meets a girl named Summer who happens to be a fairy (at first) in the play and he instantly likes her. He thinks shes pretty and once he starts talking to her he begins to really like her.

The play is A Midsummer Nights Dream. I liked seeing how Adam is a techie and how he fits into the whole theater group. I liked seeing him making mistakes and actually learn something from those mistakes.

I liked this one but didn't love it. It was just ok in my opinion. I couldn't really relate to the characters and I'll be honest, I tend not to like books in the male prospective. I'm not sure why, I just seem to like books from the female's prospective more.

Overall: It was an interesting book enough to read once. Also, if you like books based on theaters or from a guy's view you will probably enjoy this more than me. It did have some funny moments though.

Cover: Like the colors on this cover, almost like flashing lights. 

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1 comment:

Bailey said...

Yeah, this one doesn't sound the most interesting but it sounds readable. Thanks for the review. =)


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