Sunday, September 21, 2008

DRAMA! Entrances and Exits

DRAMA! Entrances and Exits by Paul Ruditis (Book 4 in the DRAMA! series)
Rating: 5 stars

It's time for the Fall One-Act Festival at Orion high school. This year it's pretty special what with one of the three plays being written by Hope and also being directed by Bryan! And to top it all of Sam and Jason will be the two leads. Surprisingly Belinda (one of Sam's step sisters) is also cast as the minor character in the play.

Of course after Belinda is cast all the usual drama starts happening. Hope has a fit and then Belinda's twin sister tries to get involved in the play too. Plus all of the rehearsals always have an audience what with Eric being there for Sam and of course the usual Drew tagging along behind Eric as usual. Then of course there's Belinda's sister, Alexis, and then their friend and basically leader, Holly. All poor Bryan wants to do is help his cast rehearse for the one and only night of the play.

Soon things start heating up between Sam and Jason and Eric starts getting really jealous. Then Drew offers to paint a painting for the play and actually starts talking to Bryan after their long spell of basically not even being friends anymore. And then of course there's Gary who has taken an interest in Bryan ever since he's let him become the stage manager for his play.

Will all the drama settle before the one and only night of the play? And most importantly will the actors even be ready?

I've only read the first book in this series (The Four Dorothy's) but that really didn't matter. Paul made the fourth book stand alone pretty well. I'm sure he probably did the same for the second and third as well. But anyway this was definitely a great read. Paul is such a witty writer. I love Bryan's voice and all of his sarcasm. Paul just knows how to write a good book. His characters are great and the story just flows off the pages making this book a really fast and great read. If you like to laugh this is the book for you. I swear I was laughing during like every other page. I highly recommend checking out the DRAMA! series. It's really acting related and of course full of drama and that's what makes it so great. At least I like to think that's why.


Taylor said...

I absolutely positively LOVE the ending!!!!!