My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff is a great book that makes you see life to the fullest. Adam is a boy in high school who only wants to fit in and to get girls though he finds it hard because of who he is. He likes to be in theater but behind the scenes. His father passed away in a car accident two years earlier. A show is coming up for him and the cast and the "techies", the backstage crew, but throughout the last few weeks before the show they cast and crew find it difficult to cooperate to get the show together. With cast getting injured and directors quitting they must all come together to work it out. If they don't get all their problems worked out the school show could turn out a total disaster. I enjoyed reading this book and relating to the conflicts introduced. This book I would recommend to any 12-14 year old who wants to read about realistic modern problems in kids of the same age.
~Sean, Teen Book Reviewer