Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: Best Book of November

It's Road Trip Wednesday over at YA Highway and today's question is:

What was the best book you read in November?

I have two answers for this, but since one of them is scheduled to be my December giveaway (stay tuned) I'll have to give my second answer.

Dramarama by E. Lockhart

And not for the reasons you might think. This book hurt me with it's realism. It's simple. A girl and her best friend go to drama camp. There are no deaths, no lost siblings, no heavy-handed plots. But the very, very REAL way this loves-the-theater, maybe-not-a-star girl is portrayed just about killed me.

I was Sadye. I was the one who sang the showtunes in the back of the car, all too aware that the person next to me was going to be a Broadway star. Heck, I lost my best friend to Interlochen, in a far less painful way, after she did the summer program there, just like Sadye and her bff Demi. And E. Lockhart portrays all of this in a way that's so real, so honest that it took me back to being sixteen, standing on a stage and knowing I was a part of something better than the rest of the world.