Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Waiting for Callback by Perdita and Honor Cargill
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 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?
I really enjoyed Waiting for Callback.
The main character Elektra is really relatable in that is is just an ordinary teenager with all the usual problems around boyfriends, spots, friends and school work and I really enjoyed her story. In Waiting for Callback you get to see the world of acting through the eyes of an inexperienced teen actor as she makes her first steps into a world which isn't as glamourous as it seems from the outside which makes for lots of really funny moments throughout.
All in all a book I really enjoyed and definitely worth a look if you are a geek girl or flirty dancing fan.