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Perdita Cargill is a former barrister and her sixteen-year-old daughter Honor is currently studying for her A-levels. Honor herself has dipped her toe into the world of acting, giving them some unforgettable experiences to draw on for their debut novel together. They live in North London.
In a Nutshell: Living the dream (kind of) | Fabulously feel-good, epically entertaining series about the highs and lows of life as a teen actress. This sidesplitting sequel sees Elektra’s life crank up a few notches (and then some) from the outset…For starters, she’s ACTUALLY got together with Archie, and then there’s the matter of receiving The Call. You know, the call in which a HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR offers you a leading role in a major dystopian movie. She’s over the moon – obvs! – and soon scoots to glamorous Slough to start shooting. Except it’s not exactly glam. Her costume is a hessian sack, and there are more on-set set backs than you can shake a clapperboard at. Meanwhile, Archie’s jetted off to Transylvania to star in a TV show and, to quote Elektra, “trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with a boyfriend who was playing a vampire-slaying heart-throb… surrounded by fit maidens (who would not be wearing sacks)” isn’t exactly easy. The question is, will Elektra eventually get her Hollywood ending? While her life is far from ordinary, Elektra has a gratifying girl-next-door, down-to-earth personality, with a serious talent for inducing LOLs. Penned with humour and heart by a mother-daughter team, this series will be adored by aficionados of Geek Girl, Girl Online and the Flirty Dancing series. ~ Joanne Owen
'There's something in this book for every reader- bits to make you laugh, bits to make you cry and plenty of life-affirming, upbeat moments that make it the perfect tonic. More please!' Emma Carroll Elektra has finally landed a part in a film. It's the dream. Well ... until she works out that Straker is a movie so dystopian that within weeks most of the cast and all of the crew wish that the world had actually ended (preferably in scene one). And while it's obviously great news that she's moved from the friend-zone with Archie to become his almost-girlfriend, it would be better if he hadn't immediately relocated to Transylvania to play a vampire hunter surrounded by `maidens of peerless beauty'... Full of humour and warmth, this new series is perfect for fans of Geek Girl and The It Girl. 'Waiting for Callback: Take Two fills you with so much love and laughter, it will brighten your day. It's completely catching in this book, there was so many laugh out loud, cringe worthy moment's your heart just beats that bit faster out of pure joy and happiness for this book.' Never Judge a Book by Its Cover 'A hilarious read with a fab main character. The excellent dialogue sets it above most of the other similar books in a crowded field (which includes lots of great reads!)' YA YEAH YEAH
'Funny, heart-warming and just properly brilliant.' Maximum Pop `Glows with warmth and wit' Jenny McLachlan `A witty, feel-good romp of a book. Waiting For Callback is my new favourite teen read!' Emma Carroll When 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? Geek Girl meets Fame meets New Girl in this brilliantly funny new series!