The Date to Save
Angelica is a writer who wants to be on the newspaper. However, Colin, the editor in chief, is not looking for fictional pieces to grace his pages but hard-hitting reporting. After many unsuccessful attempts, Angelica promises to write a real journalistic piece in order to get Colin to consider publishing one of her stories. She takes on the Academic Battle, but her investigations reveal that somehow the Homecoming game, dance, Academic Battle, Student Government vote, and school play are all on the same day! When she’s asked to take on some detective work, she knows she has the best story ever and Colin will just have to print her story.
The story is told in interview form, as though Angelica is taking notes while she talks to her subjects. Several times she adds notes in italics underneath subject comments, which are sarcastic and funny. Though the characters are many, Angelica’s notes help to keep track of them. Anyone who has been to any of these events can imagine how difficult it would be to have all three on one day, and it’s this conundrum that pulls readers in to find out exactly how it could all be managed. Excellent!
|Author||Stephanie Kate Strohm|
|Page Count||288 pages|
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