Starry-Eyed

16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight
by Ted Michael, Josh Pultz, Clay Aiken

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No light is as unforgiving as the spotlight, but to be in it while being a teenager is just plain brutal. This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers. While these characters may feel out of...
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Published By Running Press Kids

Format Paperback

Category

Number Of Pages 400

Publication Date 10/08/2013

ISBN 9780762449491

Dimensions 5.25 inches x 8 inches


"The short stories themselves, each of which is memorable for unique characters and situations, spotlight the importance of the arts in the growth and development—and even the survival!—of a large portion of the teenage population. Complex and focused on far more than art as a high-school extracurricular. Starry-Eyed ‘breaks a leg' in the finest sense of the word.”
—Booklist starred review

"Under the hubbub of the theater world are themes that deal with common teenage issues such as insecurity, jealousy, the fear of coming out and young love. Definitely worthy of applause."
—Kirkus Reviews

"...especially appealing to teens with a personal interest in the performance arts, and those who enjoy stories of teen romance, which are prominent in the collection."
—VOYA