Read August 2012
Take a Bow follows 4 students in their senior year at a performing arts high school. As with many YA books, these teens are trying to find themselves; Who do they want to be, Where do they want to go to college, DO they even want to go to college? I appreciate reading about the struggles of deciding what to do with your life.
In following these 4 students, the story is told from their points of view. Each chapter starts with the student's name. There are 2 characters that are harder for me to distinguish between without the chapter headings. The other 2 have more distinct voices. I like reading in different points of view to see a bigger picture of the story. I think this book does this just fine.
I was a dancer growing up and enjoyed watching shows like Fame. I admit I have watched the High School Musical movies with my daughters as well. This is not a Fame or High School Musical movie put in a book, but it does have the Arts as a backdrop which I really enjoyed.
Warnings: Very slight teen drinking and mention of teen sex, but nothing explicit.
I would let my 14 year old daughter read this book.