Waiting on Wednesday – Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Iâ??m still a bit scatterbrained from the end of school, so Iâ??m keeping it simple this week. I meant to have some different posts ready, but with graduation and family I was kept more busy than I expected! I should be back to regular posts next week.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we discuss the books we’re anxiously awaiting for release.

Book: Audition
Author: Stasia Ward Kehoe
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: October 13, 2011

Summary from Goodreads: Once you’ve been chosen, what step can you take?

Seventeen-year-old Sara’s dream of becoming a star ballerina is challenged when she falls for Remington, an older choreographer. Instead of success onstage, she becomes Rem’s muse, which is a future she never considered–and one that threatens to break her heart.

STAGE DRAMA!!! As a former dancer and actor, Iâ??m a sucker for stories about the stage. The title alone had me clamoring to get my greedy paws on this one. Audition = immediate buy. That tells me itâ??s going to be about an audition, presumably for a prestigious art program, and therefore I want it. Now.

The cover is a bit boring to me, but the bun gave me all the information I needed. BALLET! YES! Then I read the summary as â??17â?¦star ballerinaâ?¦love.â? And then I stopped reading. I donâ??t need to know anything else. They could have saved themselves the copy room and just written â??A 17 year old ballerina falls in love with her choreographer. Hard decisions follow.â?

I still would have snatched the book from the shelf and run to the coffee shop to start reading. Or done that awkward slow crumple to the ground right in front of the shelf while devouring the first pages before purchase. You know, where you start reading, but your feet get tired, so you decide to sit, but without really looking for a chair, so you eventually find yourself cross-legged on the ground halfway through the book and your butt has gone numb?

Thatâ??s me with this book. Or at least, it will be.

If you love audition/performing arts stories as much as I do, author Stasia Ward Kehoe is running a blog called A Year of Auditions where bloggers and authors are sharing their audition stories. Itâ??s a lot of fun and I recommend you check it out.

What do you think of the cover? The summary? Are you as excited about this book as I am?