Dramarama

Dramarama
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14+
Release Date
May 01, 2007
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9780786838158
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Two theater-mad, self-invented fabulositon Ohio teenagers. One boy, one girl. One gay, one straight. One black, one white. And SUMMER DRAMA CAMP. It's a season of hormones, gold lame, hissy fits, jazz hands, song and dance, true love, and unitards that will determine their future --and test their friendship.

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I learned musical terms.
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Reader reviewed by Amanda Marasco

The main character discovers who she truly is and who she is not. Sadye gets acccepted to a summer drama camp. She meets some very interesting and different people but they don't meet the REAL her. She gains and loses friends. There truly is lots of drama, but there is also lot's of love and comedy. Sadye acts up some and gets kicked out and barely keeps any of the friends she made.

This book was different than want i usually read, but i still liked it. It was fun reading about a different place but the characters weren't that developed. Some of the characters weren't explained which made me angry. Overall the book was okay but i like E.Lockharts other books much better.
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Awesome!
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Reader reviewed by Mary

Sarah has never fit in. Not with the girls or even with her boring family at home. The one place she loves to be is at her dance class, a place where she lingers after class for fun. But then at an audition Sarah meets Douglas or as he likes to be called Demi. Demi hides his exuberant personality and his homosexuality at school. And Sarah, recreated as Sadye, soon click off at the audition for Wildewood. And they are extremely excited especially once they learn that they both got in so they'll get to spend all their time together. Right? But maybe not so much, especially as Sadie struggles to fit in with her strong opinions and well, her less than stellar talent....

Dramarama is an excellent story that is well- told by E. Lockhart. I think it's her best book yet.
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DRAMA!
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Reader reviewed by mlecompt

Sadye has been stuck in a boring town in Ohio her whole life. Things get a bit more interesting when she meets Demi, a closeted guy who shares her love of musicals and theatrics, but she really feels like she may have found her place when she and Demi are accepted to a summer theater program. Now Sayde will be able to reinvent herself as she wants and she envisions herself as a star. Things don't quite work out how she imagined and although she has fun at the camp, she clashes with the director, has troubling feeling out a new relationship, and finds herself growing apart from Demi.

I really liked this book even though I have almost no interest in musicals (and the book talks a lot about musicals). Sadye was a perfectly flawed character- she makes mistakes but also knows how to do the right thing in the end. The reader gets to watch her go too far and then redeems herself. Most of the supporting characters are great, especially Demi, who really flourishes and opens up at the camp.
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Fantastilicious!
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Reader reviewed by Kristin

Dramarama is about Sadye, who doesn't really fit in with her classmates because of her lurking bigness inside of her, and her gay best friend Demi are finally getting out of Ohio and going to a musical theater camp where they had to audition to get in.
Sadye is someone who I've always wanted to be like: a person who never runs out of things to say, who has remarkable wit, who's definitely not perfect, and a great dancer., she does has some "flaws" like she is extremely opinionated-sometimes good but bad in this book-and stubborn.

After reading this book, I wanted to do every single crazy thing she and Demi did together such as watch Cabaret 17 times, stage Godspell: the Pillow Version, walk around all day speaking German accents, etc.

This book inspired me to become a "drama geek", go out and be wild and crazy, and do the school musical.

I want to thank E. Lockhart for creating a book that had a main character that didn't need a man or a best friend to be who she wanted to be. Also, the ending was spectacular-an ending that was realistic yet happy.
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A Dramatic World You'll Want to Live In
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Reader reviewed by Stephanie

Upcoming high school seniors Sadye (pronounced Say-dee, formerly Sarah) and her gay best male friend Demi are finally escaping their bland Midwestern town of Brenton, Ohio to Wildewood, a top-notch drama summer camp. The two friends are beyond excited to feel like they finally belong, to make new friends with similar interests, and to prove that they have what it takes to make it in the big league.

And the summer goes wellat least for Demi. He, with his insuppressibly big personality, snags leading roles in the camps many musical productions and proves hes a superstar. His love life is a little rocky, but finally Demi manages to land a wonderful boyfriend, with true love, vacations spent with one another, and the like.

As for Sadye, the narrator of DRAMARAMA, well, lets just say Wildewood is a little more difficult for her. She wants to love it, but cant help questioning the techniques of her directors, always trying to give suggestions to improve the performances. Not to mention she totally blew her auditions and got stuck in the Shakespearean play production, the totally unmusical performance no one wants to get stuck in. And finally, theres her persistent crush on Theo, a cute and talented Asian-American piano player whom she can never figure out.

As Sadyes summer goes from decent to progressively worse, its time for her to ask herself: does she really belong in this highly cutthroat world of acting? Or is she destined for a lifetime of blandness in the suburbs of the Midwest?

Like all of E. Lockharts books, DRAMARAMA features superb characters, right-on dialogue, and lots of genuine laughs. Wildewood is a world youll want to experience, whether youre a theatre geek or not. Dont miss this great book!
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