High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip
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May 04, 2021
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Join everyone's favorite Wildcats from the Disney+ smash hit original series High school Musical: The Musical: The Series in this novel by New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

On the heels of their wildly successful run of High School Musical, the gang learns of a can't-miss opportunity―a High School Musical convention in the next state. There's something for everyone: panels about mounting your next hit show, cafeteria-tray-dance workshops, Wildcat cosplay, and even a special appearance from the pooch who played Sharpay's dog (well, one of her puppies, that is).

Ready to hit the road, the crew immediately begins making plans. Nini can't wait to use the weekend to show how much she cares for Ricky (especially since they just got back together). Kourtney debates signing up for a singing workshop (especially if she's maybe, just maybe, considering auditioning for the next show), and Gina and Ashlyn decide it'll be the perfect trial run for living together (especially because Gina has never actually had a friendship last this long). Carlos can't wait to help Miss Jenn prep for the spring musical, even if Seb has to stay behind to help with the family farm. But car breakdowns, late starts, and a lost E.J. throw a wrench in their plans.

Will the East Highers get the weekend getaway of their dreams? Or will the bumps on the road get the better of them?

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charming and fun middle grade
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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES: THE ROAD TRIP is a fun book that compliments the show by diving into the characters more with a cute story. The theatre students are excited when they find out there is a HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL convention in the next state. Of course, they know they must go, and so it's time for a road trip!

Nini and Ricky have just gotten back together, and she's excited to spend the weekend with him - but wants to wait to give him some news that might change everything. Gina and Ashlyn are thinking about living together and excited to give it a try. Others have their own plans for how this weekend will be epic, but things ultimately don't quite go to plan.

This book is really written for fans, and already knowing the show and movies will definitely boost enjoyment. There are a lot of characters featured and their perspectives are all shown, so already knowing who is who will really help to follow along. The writing is light and fun, and the story is every bit as cute as you'd expect. It's perfect for the older middle grade crowd, but HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL fans of all ages will enjoy extending the fun with this book.

I also enjoyed the interludes of other materials, such as instagram posts and Miss Jenn's lists/rules. These were really fun additions and helped capture personalities and add to the story. Overall, this was a cute and charming middle grade read, perfect for fans of the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL franchise.
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