What to Read After… Look Up! 20/09/21
Waiting for Callback
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Fifteen-year-old Elektra's dream is to act, but she has to juggle exams, friends, relationships and school generally as well. She signs up with an agency, and we follow her progress through auditions - and see the totally unglamorous world of this aspect of acting.
This is the first novel from a mother and daughter author partnership. As such, it aims to offer authentic adult/parent and child/teenage views on the events.
The Cargills meld their work seamlessly, investing Elektra's experience with humour and an honesty that is refreshing. Using a variety of narrative devices, including emails, texts and notes, we experience Elektra's emotions about her school friends, her acting and family.
Readers will undoubtedly enjoy, envy, sympathise and empathise with her experiences.