March 24, 2014
The book “Dramarama” by E. Lockhart gave me a different look and feel while reading this book. I felt has if I had a personal connection with the story. The way the author wrote the book didn’t make it so oblivious that I was reading a book. As soon as I opened the first page, a movie started to play in my head. With the first page being dialogue like a play when Demi says “Is it on?” (pg.1), an image and movie played in my head.
The story is a girl and a gay boy meeting at a small ordinary town. When the girl meets the boy she finds her soul mate, but since he is gay, her best friend who she loves. He brought out the real her, she finally has the chance to be herself and talk about theater and classical films and music. No one in her town liked that type of stuff. “Sarah’s dull, mild and boring. Are you dull mild and boring?” Asked Demi (the boy) (pg. 20). When they both auditioned for a school of the arts, they decided to change Sarah’s name to Sandra.
This audition was just what they both needed to get themselves out of the small boring town they were in. THEY WERE BOTH ACCEPTED. It was a great experience for them, but of course you put a whole bunch theater kids together there definitely WILL be tension, drama, and conflicts. There’s all you can think about in this book. Tears, Sweat, laughers, fights, love triangles, broken hearts. It’s a journey for these two “ordinary” kids.
T perform isn’t to show
To speak isn’t to tell
To act isn’t to pretend
To dance isn’t to move
Its more then to show , to perform is to express. To speak is to be heard, make a statement. To act is to change and adapt. To dance is to explain words and feelings with your body.