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My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies
By Allen Zadoff
EgmontUSA, to be released May 10, 2011
High school sophomore Adam Zeigler, who lost his father to a sudden accident two years ago, thinks the best way to live life is behind the spotlight. As a member of the theater crew, he believes he's achieved it all when he wins the coveted job of spotlight operator.
But that was before a young actress, Summer, appeared in his view. Instantly smitten, Adam is determined to win her over. But to do so, he'll have to defy his best friend and break the golden rule of his school: techies and actors don't mix.
Set against the backdrop of a high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Zadoff's latest is a bromance, a love story, and theater story in one. The politics of love and high school collide as Adam struggles to find the courage to step out of the shadows and into the light.
— Amazon.com description
I think authors write best when they write about what they know. Hello! Who better to write about high school drama clubs (and just plain drama) than a former professional theatrical director? Sounds like a made-for-Disney movie come to life. And I mean that in a good way -- it's the best indulgence!