Not too much to say about this book. In it, Dawn gets a crush on an older boy (sixteen with his own car) and loses all sense of self. I never read this series for realism, so this one kinda blew…if I wanted to see girls turn into doormats for stupid boys, I’d watch mtv or lifetime or Degrassi. She realizes she’s being an ass when she finds out he’s sucking face with a high school girl.
My favorite thing about the whole debacle is that Dawn keeps talking about how great Travis’s personality is, but he’s a complete dickwad who thinks he’s tastier than ice cream with magic shell. Or, as Zoolander would say: he thinks he’s too cool for school, but he’s not.
Parallel story: Young Aussie transplant James Hobart lets one of his classmates bully him into leaving his dreams of the footlights and yelling like a madman at poor actors who trip up their blocking. Ah, childhood dreams.
And now for “Awesome 80s Outfit Theatre”—
“But he wasn’t alone. He turned around and linked arms with a great-looking girl. Her long red hair tumbled down her back, and she had high cheekbones, just like a model She was dressed in a white cotton flight suit, exactly the kind of trendy outfit that Claudia or Stacey would wear. I hated her on sight, and then I stopped and reminded myself that it wasn’t her fault she was gorgeous.”
Actually, Dawn, it’s okay to hate someone who is not flying a plane that wears a flight suit of any color or material.