Ning of THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK He pushes his Boyfriend Spencer And Best Spencer and best Becky too hard and nds up alienating them He also lies to the woman who lined up an internship for him to get out of it because he got a better internship working directly for a heartthrob making his Broadway debut I found the second particularly naive of Justin since most people understand you giving up one opportunity for another that fits your goals better Lying however is less understandableTHE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK weaves together Justin s personal growth over his internship in New York with a mystery about why his mployer is making such terrible acting decisions and what his agent is #up to the mystery is pretty obvious so #to The mystery is pretty obvious so s good that Justin s character growth is done with nuance to balance it Although Spencer and Becky aren t seen much in the novel due to the fight I liked that they re shown to have gone on their own journeys I like supporting characters with their own livesYou might try reading a sample of THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK first because Justin s voice might not work for you If it does this is a fairly cute bildungsroman with some nice details about how a Broadway show comes to be It s pretty predictable but I can see theater kids loving this one I really wanted to like this book It seemed like something I would really be into because of how much I love Broadway but I just struggled with this My main issue was that the main character was completely unlikeable with pretty much no redeeming ualities He was selfish and pushy and only cared about himself For most of the book he cared about making other people jealous about his life than actually caring about other people He is petty and manipulative and I just coul This book was really pretentious relying on stereotypes and predictability instead of originality and creativity I also conveniently included a forty five minute professional uality DVD that featured highlights of my performing xperience going all the way back to first grade when I did my Hanukkah musical and the stole the show as the sassy but ultimately wise sixth menorah candle Despite what most people think when they see two stars I njoyed this book I looked forward to reading it and spent most of it laughing For those who don t know Seth Rudetsky is the host of Seth s Big Fat Broadway on Sirius XM I can t deny that commuting is my favorite part about working because I get to listen to his show in the car and he is straight up hilarious The uote at the top of this review is the sort of thing he says regularly So when I was packing my bags for the mission trip I went on last week and saw this sitting on my shelf I decided that it would be perfect to take since it would bring me back from the dark tone of Half Bad and help me cope with the lack of music and radio I was going to suffer And it didIf I were to ignore the predictability and fairy tale feeling of the plot this book would have been closer to a four star The characters were n. Ns Justin has to worry about than a cramped single guy in the city style Instead of having his moment in the spotlight he's a not so glorified rrand boy Plus Spencer is hanging out with a celebra hottie Justin's best friend Becky isn't speaking to him and his famous actor boss seems headed for flopdom Justin's tap. ,
DNF at 54% Justin is an unbearable character The only way I would like this book is that if in the nd he is alone and miserable because he DOESN T DESERVE TO BE FORGIVEN t deserve to be forgiven his friends Unfortunately I couldn t make it that far before having to put this down Justin needs to grow as a person A complete 180 for him isn t The Very Best Of Ricky Skaggs evennough and it wouldn t be believable considering how self centered and illogical he is I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in Levnet Og Meeninger exchange for an honest reviewThis is a book about a guy who loves theater and really wants to get to Broadway one day Then when at a show with his boyfriend he meets his favourite actorwho is just about to make his Broadway debut after a big role in a TV soap opera and gets an opportunity to intern with himIt was a light and uick read and definitely really fun I found the characters to be pretty relatable and the story was pretty fun It was all very uplifting and transported a good message in my opinion This was such a cute read I would have loved it if Justin wasn t so obsessed with Spencer as the book opens Justin is soxcited about going to New York but worries that if he stays with Spencer he can t find a proper New York boyfriend which was fine but when Spencer breaks up with Justin all of a sudden Justin just can t stop
Making Everything About Spencer everything about Spencer it honestly drove me insane Considering Justin was going to break up with Spencer it didn t make sense that he was so obsessed When Devon I Never Saw A Beatle entered the picture I was soxcited because he and Justin got on so well but Justin only attempts to date Devon to make Spencer jealous and it just seemed so selfish You don t do THAT TO A PERSONI LOVED THE to a personI loved the stuff in the book and the mystery behind Hubert s reasons for making sure Justin stayed away from the theatre and Chase where he was meant to be interning for JobSkill That whole plot line was addictive and I devoured the second half of the book as it all kicked off for Justin and he got his Veronica Mars on The book was such a fun cute uick read I wasn t a massive fan of the way Justin acted towards any of the boys in the novel a case of having his cake and Secret Window Secret Garden eating it but I lovedverything Vol 1 else about it and was so curious why he wasn t the size of a freaking house considering how much heats and The Mind Within The Net Models Of Learning Thinking And Acting eats andats and ats It was a really sweet read and nice to see a book set around the whole Broadway scene which isn t something I ve ver read about before This book was absolutely the worst I ve read in 2016 so far With that statement out in the open my review might get a little rant y What makes this b I haven t read MY AWESOMEAWFUL POPULARITY PLAN the first book about Justin by veteran Broadway pianist Seth Rudetsky However I was able to follow THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK just fine without it Justin is a rather abrasive narrator His mind is a little like a hamster running constantly around a wheel and he thinks he knows best for veryone I still liked himJustin makes several mistakes at the begin. Broadway New York The shows the neon lights the cute chorus boys It's where Justin has always wanted to be and now with a winter internship for a famous actor he finally has his chance to shine If only he could ditch his kind virtuous upright and dare he say it uptight boyfriend Spencer But once the internship begi.
free read The Rise and Fall of a Theater GeekJoyable if not a little inconsistent and needless to say I loved the setting The biggest problem this novel suffered was plot Everything was predictable or convenient Only plot lement I truly njoyed was Justin and how his relationships with Devon and Spencer turned outI want to keep this spoiler free so I m going to leave it at that to keep this spoiler free so I m going to leave it at that I recommend reading this If you re a fan of Seth s or a theater geek yearning for some Broadway reference haven yes Otherwise I d try something along the lines of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda or Know Not Why Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in xchange for an honest review The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek is one of those books that just seemed like fun From the description it seemed like a genuinely funny story that just dripped with theater references and snark However after reading the book I wasn t disappointed Celebrating The Midwestern Table exactly like disillusioned Sure there were a few snappy one liners and a supporting character I liked but in thend I didn t Batman enjoy this book and I think that s largely due to Justin the books main characterThere s an art to making a selfish character and I just don t think Rudetsky is uite there yet Don t get me wrong I love reading selfish characters but only if they re done well Justin wasn t It became apparent around the half way mark that Justin was never going to own up to being selfish despite the overwhelmingvidence against him Justin never tried to be the bigger person and apologize for his mistakes Instead he tries to be petty and make Arqueologia E Historia Del Valle De Mexico everyone apologize to him forven having the notion he could be anything less than perfectNow this
could have been a very awesome character if Justin wasn t so one sided Justin had no redeeming characteristicshave been a very awesome character if Justin wasn t so one sided Justin had no redeeming characteristics in the Boy At Bat end his only characteristic was being selfish He never grows or changes as the novel progresses At thend of the book the only real difference in Justin s character is that he helped one actor get his shit together and ven then it was only to one up the
AntagonistIf I Had ToI had to it to anything it would probably be the movie The Little Mermaid Ariel wants something obstacles happen she gets what she wants She never learns anything and The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek has the same problem Justin wants something something happens to cause conflict and then he gets what he wants without ver having to compromise or changeThat brings me to my next point the relationship between Justin and Spencer It s Film As History History As Film exp I m surprised I haven t shelved this one yet I stopped reading it sometime during summer At first I really liked the atmosphere since it was light and humorous but the main character slowly started getting on my nerves He s like Tiny s twin If you ve read Will Grayson Will Grayson then you knowxactly who I m talking about Hyperactive full of himself in love with Vitlused Lnemerel Sgis 1941 Ja 1942 Aasta Jrg Legendidele Oletustele Ja Mningasele Tele Vitlustest Lnemerel Selle Rannikul Ja Saartel every guy on the planetarth And there was so much lying and inconsistency in the main character s feelings toward others that I just gave up being interested in his life. Dancing as fast as he can but all his wit and sass might not be Le Murmure Des Fantmes enough to switch his time in New York from nightmare terrible to dream come true terrificSeth Rudetsky's second YA novel isndearingly human laugh out loud funny and for any kid who's ver aspired to Broadway but can only sneak in through the stage doo.