I am happy to share with everyone today a review of a book that speaks directly to my soul!
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Publication Date: April 1, 2012
Rating: 5/5 BRIGHT PURPLE STARS!
“A work in progress. And the possibilities are endless. (Eulberg 242)
Truly, the above statement is the theme of Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg that makes this one contemporary novel extraordinary. It is all about musically oriented students growing up during their senior year at a performing arts school. The amazing characters learn new amazing lessons each step of the way. None of them are perfect but they are each searching for an answer to the question: What should be the next step I take in my journey towards a life of promise after high school ends?
It is their senior year. The year Carter, Sophie, Ethan and Emmie have been feeling a paradox of feelings for; they feel a rush of excitement for their future while at the same time feeling unsure of who they want to be and what direction they want to go.
This book means so much to me because next year is my senior year where I will have to discover which college I want to go to, how to best say goodbye to my high school friends and what job I want to prepare for.
Take a Bow reveals the stress and anxiety performing arts students feel. The ins and outs of being in a band, of auditions. I am a proud member of my schools drama club where I lived through many amazing experiences acting in musicals and taking part in nerve-raking auditions.
I completely adore Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg because it is amazing, incredible and a one-of-a-kind story of friendship and disagreements. The characters are magnificent, the distinct points of views are outstanding and the story is full drama-filled excitement!
Carter is my favorite because he, like me, is quiet and becomes nervous when deciding to take a new direction in life. I adore him because he is friendly and caring despite being famous. He knows that there is more to a successful life then money. All Carter wants to be is normal. I feel connected to Carter because I am also searching for happiness in my own right.
Sophie is controlling, deceitful and deserves to receive karma. I enjoyed reading her chapters because I always wanted to look into the eyes of a girl who believes fame is the answer to being triumphant. Sophie is not likable but she has a flair in her that makes her mind exciting. Surprisingly I have a small factor in common with Sophie. Like Sophie, I enjoy singing the song “Send In The Clowns” from A Little Night Music. I find it inspirational!
Ethan is an amazing imperfect character. His fatal flaw came from his nerves to be in front of a crowd. I totally understand the frustration he feels with dealing with the aftermath of his past mistakes of drinking and cheating. I admire his unwavering love for Emme and enjoy seeing how much he helped Emme throughout their senior year. He is a true friend despite his past mistakes. When he sang the sweet song he wrote for Emme, I was bursting with happiness.
Emme is a radiant redhead who is the heart of Take A Bow. Emme is a caring friend, a passionate songwriter and is not afraid to put those who wronged her in their place. True, in the beginning of Take a Bow she completely does not realize that Sophie is a bad friend. But who wants to know that their childhood friend is a fraud. Before and during the story of Take a Bow, Emmie bravely reprimanded Ethan for his mistakes. She helped Carter be brave enough to reach his dream. She was loyal to her friends and bandmates, Jack and Ben. I am thankfully that she learns to trust that she is brilliant enough to be a songwriter.
I plan to forever embrace the following grand themes that Take a Bow embodies.
The journey and the friends who experience it with you is the most important part to a successful and happy life story.
It does not matter where your talent lies; what matters is how you embrace it and that you believe in yourself.
The story of Take a Bow is constantly changing. Every page adds a new thought, a new remark, a new moment to reminisce. Everything in this unforgettable book is a mark of true life.
Trust me. Take A Bow By Elizabeth Eulberg is one story that you will wish never ended.
Thanks for Reading!