Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight

Starry Eyed Stories that Steal the Spotlight No light is as unforgiving as the spotlight but to be in it while being a teenager is just plain brutal This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles hopes failures and triump

  • Title: Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight
  • Author: Ted Michael Josh Pultz Clay Aiken
  • ISBN: 9780762449491
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • No light is as unforgiving as the spotlight, but to be in it while being a teenager is just plain brutal This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers While these characters may feel out of place during their everyday lives, they are able to find a hoNo light is as unforgiving as the spotlight, but to be in it while being a teenager is just plain brutal This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers While these characters may feel out of place during their everyday lives, they are able to find a home onstage and in rehearsals Woven throughout the anthology are personal anecdotes from several of today s most celebrated performers of stage, screen, and television.Whether hilarious or romantic or devastating or suspenseful, these diverse coming of age stories are perfect for anyone who is reaching for the stars.

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    1. I was so so so impressed with this book. Honesty, it's an incredible work.Starry-Eyed is an anthology of 16 fiction stories (at least I'm assuming they're fiction? I would have liked a description of the author/story/inspo at the end, like the 'stars' did in their essays, but that's okay) and 16 anecdotes/ personal essays by stars of TV, movies, plays, and musicals.This anthology was incredible because of the enormous variety of writing and the brilliance of the writing. I was so amazed out the [...]

    2. Beautiful collection of stories. Some were realistic fiction while others had supernatural elements, but they were all captivating and real. Some stories I didn't relate to as much but I did appreciate the lessons I gleaned from them; others gave me chills and left me in awe. I especially loved "The Accompanist," "Echo," "A Midwinter Night's Dream," and "A Love Song." These stories capture so many elements of performing: the fear of rejection, the healing quality of music, the thrill of connecti [...]

    3. I read some of the stories in here and they (sort of) changed my negative perspective on anthologies/story collections. Usually I steer away from them because of the lack of character development and shallow plot, but most of the stories I did read from this collection were good. I mean that they were written well and they had plot and decent character development. The characters actually had some voice and reason and personality.Which is crucial to a short story, I think. Perhaps this is the on [...]

    4. In this collection of 16 stories all based in the world of the performing arts, readers get a wide variety of situations. Some of these stories completely captivated me and I was very sorry to see them end so soon, and I will definitely be picking up these writers' novels. Others, however, I had a more difficult time connecting with. All in all, if you like performing arts, short stories, and your library has a copy of this, give it a shot.

    5. I bought this solely for Anthony Fedorov's contribution. Other than that, the rest of it was hit or miss. Some of the short stories were quite enjoyable, and some of them were pure dreck. I guess as compilations go, it's pretty typical. Definitely aimed at a teen audience, but as a whole it was enjoyable enough.

    6. While I enjoyed the book, I did not enjoy every story! I really liked "The Accompanist," "Tessitura," "Echo," "Talent," "A Midwinter Night's Dream," "Gravy and Mashed," "A Love Song," "Stage Kiss," "Becca First," and "A Date With Destiny"

    7. Good for teens and middle schoolers who are in the performing arts or interested in the performing arts - focuses mainly on singers and actors with some piano players but not dancers.

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