Book Review – Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

theatricalHope dreams of working backstage in a theatre, and she’s determined to make it without the help of her famous costume designer mum. So when she lands an internship on a major production, she tells no one. But with a stroppy Hollywood star and his hot young understudy upstaging Hope’s focus, she’s soon struggling to keep her cool… and her secret.

Gorgeously fresh, funny and commercial YA romance from the author of Unconventional, and The Last Summer of Us.


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I love the cute fuzzy feeling I get from this – much like unconventional was a love letter to fan culture and conventions, this is a love letter to the theatre and thoroughly deserving of its 4.5 stars.

I loved all the characters – Hope finding her way, Luke and hope being super cute, Tommy occasionally not being quite so frustrating, Amy and George just being plain awesome all the time.

I definitely got Hope’s decision not to tell her family, even if it’s not the choice I’d make. I wanted a little more background and interaction with them though – especially on the relationship with her sisters. Faith just came across as petty and cruel and we never really got an explanation for that.

I also felt Hope’s love of being a DSM – it’s not a job I know anything about, despite a small amount of time backstage at shows in school, but I feel I’d love bits of it. I think I’d hate bits too, mind! 😂

Overall, I really liked how it played out and how well it was written. Despite not earning quite the same level of flail and love that unconventional did, it’s still absolutely excellent.


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