The debut of mother and daughter team Perdita and Honor Cargill, ‘Waiting for Callback’, is one of our favourite reads of 2016 so far: giggle-inducing, charming and just plain fun. But just in case you’re not quite sure whether to pick it up or not, here are our reasons why you need ‘Waiting for Callback’ in your life.
- The novel opens with Elektra about to go on stage dressed as a spider inpersonating a carrot. And she’s excited about it.
2. ‘Waiting for Callback’ acts as an exclusive glimpse into the less that glitzy world of teen acting.
3. Everyone has felt themselves drift from a BFF right once a boy is on the scene, right? That happens to Elektra and Moss, too.
4. You know when you’re in the midst of texting with someone you fancy and you spend three hours deciphering what kisses do or don’t mean? FICTIONAL CHARACTERS DO IT TOO!
5. Being co-written by a teenager means that ‘Waiting for Callback’ has such an authentic voice. Elektra gets the school/boys/friends drama just as much as the acting drama.
6. The scripts that Elektra has to learn for auditions are in the book so you can perfect for acting talents while you read!
7. It has a 4.4/5 rating on Goodreads. Yeah, you read that right. If even Goodreads says it’s good, it must be.
8. But most of all? ‘Waiting for Callback’ is going to put a smile on your face. Having a bad day? This is the book you need to pick up.
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