Sometimes you think you know exactly who you are and what you want and then everything falls apart and you have to figure yourself out all over again. Kat and Stevie are waiting for "the list" to be posted by the Advanced Drama classroom. The play is going to be King Lear and Kat is hoping for the part of Cordelia. But when they rush to the drama room there is no list. In fact, their teacher says it might not be up until Monday because he's having trouble deciding - now that Dara isn't doing drama anymore - which no one expected. Seems their teacher, Mr. Campbell, doesn't do well when someone or something changes.
With the list hanging in the balance Kat and Stevie end up heading in to New York City for the night - dinner reservations at Josephine's. Should be great. Until it isn't great. Until things start falling apart and these two best friends are moving away from each other. The night turns out to hold some really unexpected moments for both of them. There are a few unexpected moments for their friend, Teri, too ...especially when she helps tie up the fake CIA agent.
Oh...yeah...the fake CIA agent...well, that should give you the picture that this is not your average rom com. There's a lot of action and intrigue and secret passwords.
So, does Kat really want to be an actress? Is Teri always going to go back to that guy who isn't good for her?
Fun and satisfying and the power of friendship shining .... absolutely shining...
416 pages 978-1481498982 Ages 12 and up
Keywords: high school, identity, manipulation, teachers, dating, espionage, friends, friendship, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, romance
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist in this romp through the city that never sleeps from the New York Times bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone.
Two girls. One night. Zero phones.
Kat and Stevie—best friends, theater kids, polar opposites—have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong?
Well. Kind of a lot?
They’re barely off the train before they’re dealing with destroyed phones, family drama, and unexpected Pomeranians. Over the next few hours, they’ll have to grapple with old flames, terrible theater, and unhelpful cab drivers. But there are also cute boys to kiss, parties to crash, dry cleaning to deliver (don’t ask), and the world’s best museum to explore.
Over the course of a wild night in the city that never sleeps, both Kat and Stevie will get a wake-up call about their friendship, their choices…and finally discover what they really want for their future.
That is, assuming they can make it to Grand Central before the clock strikes midnight.---from the publisher