My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies

My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies
This is a story about high school students putting on a high school performance of
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The main character, Adam Ziegler, is a techie
and loves doing it. However, there is a rift between actors and techies and the two do not mix.
Adam likes Summer who is an actor. Another problem that Adam faces is the death of his father
two years ago. He hasn’t gotten over it and he doesn’t know who he can turn to in order to
discuss the situation. The book is told from Adam’s point of view and that is why I think that
boys will enjoy reading the book as much as girls. It’s refreshing to have the male point of view
on the dating situation and how to handle life in general.
I highly recommend this book for mature readers. They will easily identify with the characters
and the author keeps the reader wondering what happens to Adam, the play and several other
characters. The first-person narrative really lends itself to this book.
Recommended by: Karen Limbaugh, MLIS, Retired High School Librarian

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