Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Review of Take a Bow

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Title & Author:
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Publication Date:
April 01, 2012
ARC from Publisher

From the fantastic author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Prom & Prejudice comes a story of all the drama and comedy of four friends who grow into themselves at a performing arts high school.

Emme, Sophie, Ethan, and Carter are seniors at a performing arts school, getting ready for their Senior Showcase recital, where the pressure is on to appeal to colleges, dance academies, and professionals in show business. For Sophie, a singer, it’s been great to be friends with Emme, who composes songs for her, and to date Carter, soap opera heartthrob who gets plenty of press coverage. Emme and Ethan have been in a band together through all four years of school, but wonder if they could be more than just friends and bandmates. Carter has been acting since he was a baby, and isn’t sure how to admit that he’d rather paint than perform. The Senior Showcase is going to make or break each of the four, in a funny, touching, spectacular finale that only Elizabeth Eulberg could perform. – Goodreads

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg was my first book by Elizabeth Eulberg, although I have desperately been pining to read her others. And I loved Take a Bow! It was one of those books that you put down with a huge grin on your face and a feeling of contentment so awesome you kind of just want to hug yourself.

Take a Bow featured a multitude of characters, each with their own POV, but it didn’t throw me off the story at all. The characters all had such varied personalities and lives that I really wanted to get the inside look on their thoughts and what was up with them, so I actually really liked the POV switching in Take a Bow, and that’s not something I normally enjoy.

I really loved the inside look Take a Bow sort of gave on performing art schools. Performing art schools have always been this concept for me that’s hard to grasp, but Elizabeth Eulberg did an excellent job at incorporating the various ins and outs that come with it into the story.

And, of course, with every fabulous contemporary, there’s a romance in the making! I was definitely rooting for it from page one (or a few pages in, at least) of Take a Bow and I’m very pleased with how everything worked out. For all the characters, actually. I mean, not all of the characters ended up with a picture perfect ending in Take a Bow, which felt more realistic to me – and yet, again, I ended Take a Bow with a huge grin on my face.

If you’re looking for a cute and engaging, and yet inspirational contemporary, look no further! Definitely pick up Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg. It’s light and hopeful, filled with a wide variety characters that I loved getting to know.

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