Reader Reviewed Waiting for Callback by Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
  

Waiting for Callback

Written by Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill

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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | February 2016 Debut of the Month Fresh, funny and with the best teen voice since Geek Girl, this debut novel deserves a huge round of applause. It follows fifteen-year old Elektra, eager thespian and newly signed up with a theatrical agent. The acting world of auditions, call-backs and pushy stage mothers offers great material for comedy – co-author Honor Cargill, herself only a teenager, has direct experience apparently and it certainly feels very real, and no less funny for that. Just as good are the descriptions of Elektra’s home and school life, the usual mix of lessons, tricky negotiations with parents, friends, not friends, and yes, boys. It all makes for a terrific comedy of manners, with the requisite amount of trial and tribulation for Elektra underneath. Encore! ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Megan Chambers, age 14 - 'This book was fantastic, it made me laugh, smile and cringe, and more importantly, dragged me right into the story.'
  • Imogen Breaks, age 13 - 'Waiting For Callback is a hilarious and heart warming novel that spills the heart felt secrets of waiting to be called back for an audition. I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to 11+.'
  • Humaira Kauser, age 17 - 'Such a funny feel good book!'
  • Edel Waugh - 'This was such a fun uplifting book about the ups and downs of one young teen called Eleckra who dreams of being on the stage and screen.'
  • Jodi Coffman, age 13 - 'This book was brilliant, different and a great read.'
  • Alex McCalla, age 16 - 'Such a well-written book, by very good authors. Love this title.'

Synopsis

Waiting for Callback by Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill

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?

About the Author

Perdita Cargill is a former barrister and her sixteen-year-old daughter Honor is currently studying for her A-levels. Honor herself has dipped her toe into the world of acting, giving them some unforgettable experiences to draw on for their debut novel together. They live in North London.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 11

Author

Perdita Cargill, Honor Cargill
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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

28th January 2016

ISBN

9781471144837

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