A contemporary young adult novel about musical theatre, first romance and standing up for yourself
At the prestigious performing arts school Arcadia Grammar, the theatre kids and the musical theatre kids have just one rule: you DO NOT go for each other’s lead roles. But Edie is about to throw the rulebook out the window – and all hell is going to break loose.
Edie Emerson is a triple threat: she can sing and dance and act. But despite being the lead in every musical at Arcadia, she knows her future on the stage is uncertain. At least until the infamous director Toby Swan agrees to stage Romeo and Juliet at the academy.
This show could launch Edie’s career – except she doesn’t do ‘theatre’. And she’s already agreed to star in a new musical written by her best friend, Will. So when Toby casts the annoying-but-hot Noah Winters as Romeo, and he insists on Edie for Juliet, it sets the stage for drama …
Edie had her role at Arcadia down to a fine art. But does she have what it takes to play the most difficult and complicated role of all: herself
About the Author
Katy Warner always thought she wanted to be an actor and for a big part of her life that's what she did – until she realized she actually preferred writing the words herself. Now, she’s an award-winning playwright and the author of many short stories and a young-adult novel. Even though she misses the costumes, Katy is much happier as a writer. Her plays have been performed across Australia and in New Zealand, London and Edinburgh. Katy lives in Melbourne with her husband, their cat and a lot of books.