I had expected this book to be more about the four dorothys and the play. The first few pages were, but then after that for the next 50, we focus on the narrator. It wouldn't have been so bad if the narrator didn't keep going on and on and on about how he was gay and how he liked to shop for men's underwear just to look at the pictures, and how the guys on the soccer field had great "assests" and what actors he wanted spend the night with. I had to stop reading this book because I just couldn't stand the character going on and on about how he liked guys. Mention it and move on to the story of the four dorothys! I skimmed through the rest of the book and it seemed like the story didn't change much. I suggest skipping this book, and trust me, I even tried to picture the narrator as a girl saying that she liked to shop for men's underwear..didn't work.
Reviewed by Jeremey for TeensReadToo.com
Imagine a private school where beauty is a must. Imagine that the school musical is the coolest after-school activity. Imagine when everything goes wrong.
Bryan Stark narrates the lives of himself and those around him as the school production of The Wizard of Oz draws nearer. This Wizard of Oz is one unlike many have seen. The play follows the traditional storyline of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, going over the rainbow to a magical world. The only twist is that there are too many characters. Four Dorothys? Two Scarecrows? Two Wicked Witches? Bryan already knows the play will be a disaster, but nonetheless, he will do his part as Scarecrow #2. When things begin to go wrong Bryan must do some detective work to find the real culprit behind all of the attacks on the play's participants.
Follow Bryan and the unforgettable cast as questions are answered (is that one of the four Dorothys posing naked on the school website?), frowned-upon relationships are formed (a junior dating an underclassman?), and near death experiences are questioned (was that an accident?). Watch as the drama unfolds and find out if the biggest question of all is answered: Will there be an opening night?
Paul Ruditis' novel is a story you won't soon forget. From the very first sentence you know that the book will be funny and will make you smile all the way through.