Saturday, March 31, 2012

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Published: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Point
Format: ARC
Page Count: 278 pages
Source: Publisher

Chasing love. Chasing fame. Chasing a future.

Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it's been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn't sure how to admit that he'd rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform.
I received a review copy of this book for an honest review from Scholastic Point. Thank you so much!
TAKE A BOW is a thrilling and all-around great novel that focuses on music, fame, and staying true to yourself.
Elizabeth Eulberg has a writing style that I have never seen before. She drew my attention in just from the prologue, and she made her writing style such a breeze that I stayed up until three in the morning to find out what would happen to our characters.
Speaking of characters, I want to mention the characters. TAKE A BOW focuses on four main characters (and switches to each character’s POV) -- Sophie, Ethan, Carter and Emme. Each have a dream and goal to become famous for different reasons. Eulberg thought out and put effort into making her characters life-like, and she definitely succeeded. Each character will make you laugh, make you feel sorrow, make you want to throw the book down, and make you want to pick it back up. It’s incredible what Elizabeth Eulberg can make a book do to your mind.
And I have to mention the thing that was my absolute favorite part of the book -- the music. Music is involved throughout the entire novel, whether its playing a guitar, writing out song lyrics, or even the music A Little Night Music. I’m a huge lover of music and musicals, so when Eulberg introduced both of the elemental qualities in the book, I literally wanted to dance around the room while hugging the book. Again, Elizabeth Eulberg is a mastermind when it comes to writing style and characters.
If you’re a fan of Glee or any type of musicals, TAKE A BOW is a must read. Eulberg captivated me into this world and didn’t let me go until the very last word! 
Overall, TAKE A BOW is fascinating and wonderful story with great plot-lines of how everybody is famous in their own way. You really need to go pick up TAKE A BOW!


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