A lead role means lots of drama in this sparkling story of one tween’s efforts to shine in the spotlight.
Sunny Kim is done with one-line roles at Carnegie Arts Academy—she’s ready for the lead. But even after a summer of studying with an acting coach, Sunny doesn’t snag the role of Mary Poppins in her school’s upcoming production. Unfortunately, her entire family mistakenly thinks otherwise, including her former-actress mother. Desperate for a solution, Sunny convinces her theater adviser to let her produce a one-woman show. But when the rest of her friends find out—the friends that never seem to make the playbill either—they all want to join in. Before long, Sunny is knee-deep in curtains, catfights, and chorus lines as her one-woman work turns into a staging of the hit musical Wicked. And when a terrible misunderstanding pits the entire cast against Sunny, can the show—and Sunny’s future acting career—be saved in time for opening night?
Jo Whittemore is the author of the tween humor series Confidentially Yours, as well as the novels Front Page Face-Off, Odd Girl In, and D is for Drama. She also penned The Silverskin Legacy fantasy trilogy. Jo currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she is an active member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and the Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels. Jo lives off of chocolate and pizza. She would not have survived in colonial times.