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Content Review: Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Take a Bow
by Elizabeth Eulberg
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Point (April 1, 2012)
Buy the book: Amazon
From the fantastic author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom & Prejudice comes a story of all the drama and comedy of four friends who grow into themselves at a performing arts high school.

Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it's been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn't sure how to admit that he'd rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.

  • Sexual Content: Mild
  • Profanity: Mild
  • Violence:  None
  • Other Notables:  Underage Drinking
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This is not a long book and once I started reading it didn't take me long to finish it. I found the characters believable and the story very interesting. I do not have any firsthand knowledge of the world of the arts and performing so I don't know how accurate it is but I thought it was very good. These kids were basically good drugs, drinking was frowned on, no sexual episodes were described. Neither were they depicted as perfect angels who never did anything wrong. The story talks about the pressures and deadlines that these talented young people were facing as they tried to display their talents, keep up with their schoolwork and the occasional boyfriend/girlfriend. I liked the book a lot and am interested in reading other books by Elizabeth Eulberg. I would recommend it for younger and older teens.

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