Author: Perdita and Honor Cargill
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Genres: Young Adult/Contemporary
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
Waiting For Callback: Take Two is the second book in this drama-filled trilogy (so it's a clever title, right?) and I could not be more excited. It continues to follow fifteen-year-old Elektra on her journey to stardom and is - in a world now in constant turmoil - a welcome relief. Introducing: joy in book form.
If you're not familiar with the books, Elektra is obsessed with drama and, after getting an agent, is trying to make it her career. After a few false-starts, including securing the role of a squirrel in a TV advert, Elektra finally lands a leading role in a major film. Perfectly paced and full of hilarious dialogue, witty comebacks, and embarrassing moments, I don't think a page went by where I didn't smile. Due to Elektra's film role, Waiting For Callback: Take Two is packed with film sets, call times, and mirrors edged with snazzy bulbs. And dogs. And lots of biscuits (for human consumption, mainly, though Digby - Elektra's dog - manages to snaffle a few.)
Waiting For Callback: Take Two is a truly gorgeous and feel-good journey, which vividly captures the teenage voice and gives you the perfect story to lose yourself in. I can't wait to see what Elektra gets up to next! (Also, I recommend following Perdita and Honor on social media. They're great.)
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