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Blurb (from Goodreads):
The local Avery Theater was just a run-down building to Quin—until her mother told her the tragic love story of Nick and Emma that played out on the theater’s stage all those years ago. Quin is convinced it’s the perfect story to rewrite for her drama class, but when she goes searching for more information, she makes a startling discovery—the Avery is rapidly regaining its former splendor and setting the stage for her classmates Dylan and Cass to relive Nick and Emma’s romance. Quin can see the spark between them, but it’s up to her to make sure her friends—and the Avery—can both be saved this time around.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA magical-realism story, about an old theatre.
Quin was an girl who truly believed in the magic of the Avery theatre, and showed real determination in trying to restore it to what it once was, even when she was put in a tough position as director of the play they were holding.
The storyline in this was about Quin and her drama class putting on a production in hope that they could raise money to save the old theatre, and we also got some magical realism as the theatre transformed itself and those inside it. We also got a little bit of romance in the form of two members of the cast reliving a past romance that had happened at the theatre, in a star-crossed lovers kind of way.
The ending to this was okay, and things ended happily enough.
6 out of 10