There were so many things I enjoyed about Theatrical and *A Few I Didn T Honestly She Annoyed Me With *few I didn t Honestly she annoyed me with lower than low self esteem and for the first three uarters of the book I felt like nothing happened But after speaking to a friend about it I persevered and uite frankly I ended up loving it Thanks to Usborne for sending me the physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI have this weird rule regarding contemporaries never read a contemporary book longer than 250 pages Why Because most of the times they are dragged and end up etting boring and dull But that s not the case when it comes to Theatrical It s easily one of the best Contemporaries I have read this year and has kind of sort of restored my faith in them Theatrical is about Hope a 17 years old Theater lover who starts an internship at Earl s Theater She becomes part of the production of Piecekeepers and possibly the most anticipated theater production of the year This production is directed by a top director and stars a Hollywood star An obviously there s romance tooLet s talk about the writing firstMaggie Harcourt s writing is absolutely phenomenal Most of the Contemporaries authors don t bother with descriptions but Maggie paints a vivid image in your mind through her writing I have never been to a theater but I feel like I went to one visited every nook and secret corner of it and have seen every single detail because of how ood a writer she isPlotI was a little skeptical when I reuested a review copy of this book It s set in a theater and I have never read a book set in a theater so I wasn t sure whether I would like it or not But obviously I ended up loving it I loved the plot so much that when I turned the last page and realized that it ended I longed for I also liked how Hope s character was portrayed as the one who wanted to be invisible and honestly irl I et you I loved her friendship with the one who wanted to be invisible and honestly irl I et you I loved her friendship with and George def my fav character from the book and I also liked reading about her family though I wish there was because I loved her interaction with her parentsRomanceI always like books with little romance even Contemporaries unless the romance is done right I like the romance in this one because it did 5 Words Family passion secrets pressure theatreHonestly it s magical and lovely and wonderful and I want to read it again already 355 Review to
I love contemporary YA careers As in Nina LaCour s Everything Leads to You about a film set designer and Maggie Harcourt s Unconventional about a film and comic book conventions assistant I adored delving backstage and being part of all the little details and secrets of the theatre industry It makes me wonder about the career I could ve had I already work in the book industry which is just as magical but I love hearing about other careers in the arts Continue reading this review over on Pretty Books ifted Thank Hope dreams of working backstage in a theatre and she’s determined to make it without the help of her famous costume designer mum So when she lands Nt and nerves and the changes characters One Teacher in 10 go through as they make their dream a reality and this book explored that through theatre Thoroughly enjoyed it 45 starsReview is coming But if you haven t please pre ordered this book I absolutely loved Maggie s book Unconventional so when I saw she had a new book out I had torab it I say this a lot but I don t know why I waited so long to read it This book is a love letter to all those who work in theater both on and backstage I was never really a theater person but have recently for reasons Hamilton become and interested in it and seeing the performances I never really thought about all the things that Jailer go intoetting a show ready for opening night and all those people behind the scenes that we don t see and this book really opens your eyes to it This story focuses on Hope She s loved theater her whole life but her mom is an award winning costume designer and for each job she Plague of Shadows (The Aldoran Chronicles gets she wonders if she s only there because people know her mom In order to see if she has what it takes to earn a job and do it well sheoes on an interview to work as an intern for a huge production with one of her idols and she ets the job She decides not to tell anyone not even her family what she s doing to make sure she has what it takes and make sure no one interferes I loved the characters in this story so much yes absolutely Hope but I also really loved etting to know the rest of the cast too So much teamwork is needed to put a production in place and you can see that with every interaction Harcourt writes There is plenty of swoon in this story and a bit of *a cross over from her book Unconventional which you must also read and her best friend *cross over from her book Unconventional which you must also read and her best friend and her new friend George are just so wonderful I couldn t The Nobility of Failure get enough of themThere is something for everyone in this story of finding your way in the world romance family friendship and of course lots and lots of theater If that s your thing I can t recommend this one 35 out of 5 Stars Because sometimes it s the things that nobody notices which deserve noticing The first time I saw this book in a bookstore was a month ago so obviously I developed an interest in it because a the cover is the cutest b it s a YA contemporary one can nevero wrong with a YA con c I was already familiar with the author s other book tho I have yet to read it and d Apparently Maggie Harcourt is the UK version of Rainbow Rowell And because of all this reasons I wanted to ive this book a tryMy firstCome I Love Contemporary YA
attempt with Theatrical was a fail I couldn t et into the story but Iwith Theatrical was a fail I couldn t Prince Valiant and the Golden Princess (Prince Valiant Book 5) get into the story but I didn t want to dnf it and I mlad I didn t However my second attempt as you can see was a successThe plot overall was cute had lots of swoon worthy moments clich obvi can be a bit unrealistic sometimes but that s the magic of young adult books You know things like that won t always happen in real life but you can t not read the. N struggling to keep her cool and her secret Gorgeously fresh funny and commercial YA romance from the author of Unconventional and The Last Summer of. ,
Ou to the publisher for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review AS SEEN ON A THOUSAND WORDS A MILLION BOOKS I received a review copy from Usbourne in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own If you don t already know Maggie Harcourt s second novel Unconventional was one of my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE reads of 2017 It was adorkable awkward filled with RIDICULOUSLY cute moments authors and being locked in convention centres Absolutely stunning and a MUST read As soon as I was done I stalked Maggie Harcourt s Goodreads profile only to find her next book Theatrical listed RIGHT THERE Needless to say it made my 2018 HAVE TO READ list And here we are I finished Theatrical a few days ago and I m only just finding the time to sit down and write my review for itIN A NUTSHELL Theatrical had all the elements I LOVED about Unconventional family finding yourself romance awkwardness Arium girls with Purpose and it was SUCH alorious read In fact it was THE highlight of an otherwise very crappy week At the same time while it was a GOOD even GREAT book it lacked that final element that made Unconventional PERFECT and I can t even explain what it is Maybe I just liked Lexi and Adrian better than Hope and Luke Maybe I like the Comic Con esue setting better than the Theatre Who even knowsTHINGS I LOVED ABOUT THIS BOOK 1 ALL THE THEATRE I adored looking at the theatre through Hope s eyes I m not an ardent fan like she
Is But I Vebut I ve admired the shows and the cast and I loved the love letter to theatre that was Maggie Harcourt s Theatrical 2 HOPE AND LUKE Maggie Harcourt knows how to write adorkable which in my opinion is *Almost Every Teenager Ever There *every teenager ever There very few
TEENS THAT ACTUALLY ARE LIKE THEthat actually are like the with Assigned a Mate (Interstellar Brides, game that you see on TV the movies and I loved the delicious awkwardness between Hope and Luke that slowly blossomed into trust picnics a mutual love for theatre the feeling of being seen and tiny cardboard cut outs 3 TOMMY KNIGHT He wasn t a character I thought I d like within the first few chapters of the book but this movie starrew on me especially as he covered for Hope and Luke and actually Wolf Packed Pussy grew into a real person with real hopes and fears 4 THE SMALL SURPRISE APPEARANCE IN THE FINALE THERE WAS A SMALL CROSSOVER BETWEEN MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2017 Unconventional and this one at the VERY END AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH I was pretty much flailing and AAAAH 5 ALL THE AWKWARDNESS Really this is a legitimate thing I loved that all teenagers but especially Luke and Hope in this book were so awkward and perfect and it was really uite funny to read WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK Definitely ALONG WITH UNCONVENTIONAL which is just the most perfect thing ever A hilarious ultra adorable love letter to theatre filled with the cutest romance that is just a perfect feelood read I love books that explore passions and the exciteme. N internship on a major production she tells no one But with a stroppy Hollywood star and his hot young understudy upstaging Hope’s focus she’s soo.