The high school play is in two months and senior Wren Barlow just became the director. Wren still isn't over the fact that she got stiffed as a stagehand instead of the lead role that she totally deserved. Now she is in charge of rehearsals, costumes, navigating around cast member hookups, and managing the real-life drama at home.
The principal counts on her to succeed because tickets have been sold and the money has been spent. But when he drops a gorgeous bad boy on her and wants him to help the play for extra credit, she falls hard for someone she knows she can't date. With everything spinning out of control, the mysterious and secretive detention king named Derek has a few tricks up his sleeve and wants to help - too bad Wren is scared to give him a chance to prove himself.
©2014 Cheyanne Young (P)2015 Cheyanne Young
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I really enjoy teen romance and this one is unique and fun. It is a light listen with a bit of turmoil. The main character is falling for the wrong guy, or is she? could her best friend be wrong about him?
The narration was well done and it brought the story to life. Sweet HEA conclusion.
The characters were likable and the story flowed well. I'm looking forward to more books written by Cheyanne Young.
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I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
I'm a bit confused...THIS BOOK HAS AN AMAZING & UNIQUE STORYLINE!! I don't know if I'm missing parts of the book, if it didn't all download or if there was SO MUCH skipped that it took so much away from the book!! I finished it feeling like I was missing SO MUCH!! The Narrator is the only reason I'm giving it the score I am!! 2.5 stars is for the book but I rounded it up to 3! I REALLY HOPE I'M MISSING SOME OF THE BOOK & I CAN LISTEN TO IT AGAIN & FIX THE RATING!! CAUSE I PROMISE YOU THIS BOOK HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.
I was gifted this audio ARC from the author/Narrator for a honest and unbiased review
Cheyanne Young composed an unique plot that was compiled with lots of care to her characters
Stacey Glemboski once again didn't fail in giving a spectacular job with the inflection of the voices.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who doesn't mind a touch of cursing throughout the book.
I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.
Nice sweet little book. Enjoyed the narration. Very well done. The story could have been flushed out a bit more, still liked it though.
I'm in my 20s from Seattle, WA. I love reading and knitting in my free time.
I would add a bit more personality and back bone
This was my first, but I would be interested in reading more
I really enjoyed Gwen
I think it shows how doing something you don't want too isn't always so bad in the end.
I wasn't sure what to think about this title, but I really found that I enjoyed this story a lot, the characters are all super interesting and in a show of classic teenage drama, a lot f the problems are made bigger because of the age of the kids. however, it has its moments and some f the students really shock you by the end of the story. I received this book for free, in return for an unbiased review.
Love books. Can get lost in them and spend hours there.
I think this story is geared more for young adults/ teens. It a sweet book.
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Really enjoyed this book. Wished it was longer and that there was a bit more story at the end. Or maybe another 15 minutes in an epilogue.
The story is great, loved Dereck and the narrator did a great job. I would listen/read other books by this author.
Understudy by Cheyanne Young was a great book. Wren Barlow has become the director of her school play when her aunt quits. Not only does Wren have to worry about everything associated with the play but also navigating her feelings for Derek. This was a great book that I enjoyed reading.
I recommend this book to all the YA lovers. Sometimes you just need a fun love story. A story where you get to know the characters and can see the ending but still love the journey it takes for the characters to get there.
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I used to read books like this, all the time. Oh, the memories, the "High school romance". When I started this book, I immediately thought of A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks (one of my favourite films). Fans of that film will appreciate this novel, though it's not as heart breaking. The story wasn't difficult to get into, it was hilarious at times especially with the teenage sarcasm,the angst, and all of that teenage awkwardness.
There were no difficult to like characters, even the aunt's tendency to exaggerate won me over. My mom's sister is just like that! Really, all the drama- often just a result of miscommunication- was entertaining. The good girl falls for a delinquent, while predictable, her uncertainty was refreshing. So often the girl falls for the bad boy believing she can change him. That was not Wren's motive at all. The fact that she didn't hold back her judgment of Derek, and her impatience, did frustrate me. But, it was understandable to some degree: Wren's the good girl, every time she's with Derek she feels she's doing something wrong.
The narration was fitting, easy to listen to. Stacey Glemboski's voice was expressive and engaging. I don't think I'd have enjoyed the book nearly as much without the narration.
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"A clean light read."
Wren the main character auditions for a play (directed by her aunt) at her school. She does not get a part in the play but she ends up being a stagehand. Wren's aunt acts like a drama queen and is horrible to her niece. She quits her job and the role of director lands on Wrens shoulder, which I found hard to believe and unrealistic. Not because Wren couldn't do it but more like another teacher with the help of the students would have taken that role.
The characters are realistic and acted their age. However I found Wren to be immature at times and that really annoyed me and put me off at times.My favorite character has to be Derek. He is meant to be the bad boy but he didn't act like it. I found him to be sweet, likable and more mature then Wren. I felt that she did not deserve him especially after the way she treated him. However Wren is 17 and at that age we tend to act before we think.
I didn't like how she dealt with Margot her best friend. She starts dating a 21 year old college student. So you would think her friend would talk her out of it or even worry about her. But no, she doesn't. She is happy that her friend is not there so she could have more time with Derek without having to lie to her and tell her where she is.
There is bad language used in this book but other then that it's clean. Due to the characters and how they acted, this might targeted more for teenagers/YA.This isn't for me, even though the author (I thought) showed a lot of potential in this book.
The narrator was really good. She voiced all the characters and I felt that I was listening to teenagers. This showed how well the characters are portrayed and how well the narrator brought them to life.
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