Waiting for Callback by Perdita and Honor Cargill

25721422When Elektra is discovered by an acting agent, she imagines Oscar glory can’t be far away, but instead lurches from one cringe-worthy moment to the next! Just how many times can you be rejected for the part of ‘Dead Girl Number Three’ without losing hope? And who knew that actors were actually supposed to be multi-lingual, play seven instruments and be trained in a variety of circus skills?

Off-stage things aren’t going well either – she’s fallen out with her best friend, remains firmly in the friend-zone with her crush and her parents are driving her crazy. One way or another, Elektra’s life is now spent waiting for the phone to ring – waiting for callback.

Can an average girl-next-door like Elektra really make it in the world of luvvies and starlets?

How did I get the book?
Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Contemporary

Review: If you’re looking for a fun read then Waiting for Callback is it.

Sometimes I think books labelled as ‘fun’ and ‘nice’ get short-changed because of those labels but I think you’d be missing out if you let this pass you by. I liked Waiting for Callback because:

  • it was a nice book
  • I had fun reading it
  • Elektra was a nice character and there where entertaining (as in “fun”) moments that made me chuckle.
  • it was a nice reassuring read, the kind of book you pick up when you need cheering up. 🙂

Don’t misunderstand; it’s not all sunshine and roses. One of the things that makes Elektra’s journey through auditions more convincing is that you experience the ups and downs with her. Not just the acting parts but also how it affects her private life.

Waiting for Callback is enjoyable, with a main character who you want to succeed. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out to see what Perdita and Honor Cargill’s next book is because I think it’ll be worth investing in.


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