“All the world’s a stage, indeed, and these players earn their applause.” –Publishers Weekly
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.
“In this lively romantic dramedy, Zadoff (Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have) uses a high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a backdrop for one teenager’s coming-of-age. Zadoff captures the confusion, torn loyalties, and overwrought drama of teenage life–not to mention student theater. All the world’s a stage, indeed, and these players earn their applause.” –Publishers Weekly
“Drama begets drama in this examination of relationships set against the backdrop of a high-school theater production…. this solid tale ultimately appeals. –Kirkus Reviews
Fast-paced and filled with humor, Zadoff’s latest title is sure to appeal to fans of Glee and other performance-based TV shows.” -School Library Journal