Summary :. Her mother dresses like a teenager, is dating a married man, and seems to live off her ex-husband. In the end, the teenager patches things up with her ex, who has reformed through counseling. After she gains new respect for her mother, and new confidence, she decides to pursue her dream and is accepted to the program in New York. Caitlin tells her story partly through online journal entries. Although her understanding of her mother comes too rapidly, this is a solid story, full of self-deprecating humor, snappy dialogue, and well-developed characters and situations.
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Summary :. Her mother dresses like a teenager, is dating a married man, and seems to live off her ex-husband. In the end, the teenager patches things up with her ex, who has reformed through counseling. After she gains new respect for her mother, and new confidence, she decides to pursue her dream and is accepted to the program in New York. Caitlin tells her story partly through online journal entries.
Although her understanding of her mother comes too rapidly, this is a solid story, full of self-deprecating humor, snappy dialogue, and well-developed characters and situations. I had some pretty high hopes for this book, since I read Beastly last year and absolutely adored it.
The story features a lot of intense relationships around the protagonist Caitlin, aspiring opera goddess, former Mean Girl, and overly weight-conscious without the diagnozed disorder. We have the abusive ex-boyfriend. The ignorant father with his new family. The mother who refuses to grow up or grow old. It seems simple in hypothetical sense, right? Guy hits girl, girl says goodbye. So why do the modern day Rihannas stick around?
Masterful stuff. Could be either. But you might be thrown for a few loops yourself. Caitlin draws a lot of comparisons between her life and the drama world, turning theatrical scenarios into some interesting analogies for her own family and friends. For instance, she refers to the play The Glass Menagerie :. I mean, they read Stargirl. They rehearse songs from Rent and La Boheme , and audition with Hairspray hits.
My favorite part of this novel, by a mile, was the cafeteria scene. Is it going to be a generic Hollywood scene? Or are they going to pull out a new one? At another, some people look at sheet music and burst into song between bites of spaghetti. At the next table, someone starts some music, a sort of Latino fusion thing, really loud. A bunch of people start dancing a conga around the tables, and the guy named Gus actually gets on the table and reaches out to grab a girl to join them.
I suddenly wish I went to a high school for artists. Which is useful, you know, in terms of reading her mind, I suppose.
But the shorthand hurt my brain. Random abbreviations, numbers replacing words and bad grammar in general might very well be the death of me someday. But this is no love story, nor is it really a high school drama. Unlike moi. Caitlin learns the reality about her parents, what real friends look like, and how to be true to herself, and how to be secure in her own body.
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However, thanks to her mother and ex-boyfriend, Nick, her transition is even more complicated. Although Nick makes several appearances despite a restraining order , Caitlin slowly and plausibly moves past this destructive relationship by focusing on her transition to MHSA, her funky new friends, who are drawn with great depth, and the discovery of her powerful voice, both on stage and off, especially when dealing with her mother. Realistic and thoughtful. Busy, busy, busy…with portents of doom. Meanwhile, a sudden outbreak of demonic attacks that leave more and more Shadowhunters felled by a mysterious slow poison plunges James and a cohort of allies into frantic searches for both a cause and an antidote.
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By Alex Flinn. Yet despite some struggles to keep up with her competitive classmates and the distraction of cute new crush, Caitlin never loses her sense of humor and eventually gains the confidence to achieve her goals. L ots of girls I know call themselves divas. I plan to be a diva someday. But first, I have to get through this audition. Goths sit with goths, punk rockers with punk rockers.