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A status-obsessed senior unexpectedly falls for a freshman because of his Danny Zuko audition in their high school's production of Grease in this outrageously funny epistolary novel set in...
A status-obsessed senior unexpectedly falls for a freshman because of his Danny Zuko audition in their high school's production of Grease in this outrageously funny epistolary novel set in...
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  • A status-obsessed senior unexpectedly falls for a freshman because of his Danny Zuko audition in their high school's production of Grease in this outrageously funny epistolary novel set in 1991.

    "Matt Boren brilliantly captures the voices of students way back in 1992 with humor and wit and a unique ability to shift from freshman to senior, boy to girl, cheerleader to theater geek. In this hilarious novel, Boren adeptly proves that the more things change, the more things stay the same."
    —Kelly Ripa

    The folded notes collected for this book represent correspondence surrounding one Tara Maureen Murphy, senior at South High c. 1991-1992. 

    It's 1991, and Tara Maureen Murphy is finally on top. A frightening cross between Regina George and Tracy Flick, Tara Maureen Murphy is any high school's worst nightmare, bringing single-minded ambition, narcissism, manipulation, and jealousy to new extremes in this outrageous, satirical twist on the coming-of-age novel. She's got a hot jock boyfriend in Christopher Patrick Caparelli, her best friend Stef Campbell by her side, and she's a SENIOR, poised to star as Sandy in South High's production of Grease. Clinching the role is just one teensy step in Tara's plot to get out of her hometown and become the Broadway starlet she was born to be. She's grasping distance from the finish line—graduation and college are right around the corner—but she has to remain vigilant. 

    "This dumb town, as we know, can be a very tricky place." —Tara Maureen Murphy

    It gets trickier with the arrival of freshman Matthew Bloom, whose dazzling audition for the role of Danny Zuko turns Tara's world upside down. Freshmen belong in the chorus, not the spotlight! But Tara's outrage is tinged with an unfamiliar emotion, at least to her: adoration. And what starts as a conniving ploy to "mentor" young Matt quickly turns into a romantic obsession that threatens to topple Tara's hard-won status at South High....

    Cast of Narrators:
    Taylor Spreitler, as Tara
    Ramy Youssef, as Matt
    Ryan Newman, as Stef
    Selma Blair, as Stacey
    Katie Lowes, as Pammy
    Rebecca Budig, as Tricia
    Meredith Salenger, as Kath
    Vicki Davis, as Deena
    Adam Shapiro, as Pete
    Matt Boren, as Christopher
    Christina Applegate, as the Narrator

About the Author-

  • MATT BOREN has written on over eighty-five episodes of television, including, Melissa and Joey, See Dad Run, and Sofia the First. Boren has acted in many projects in both film and television, including the lead role in the Sundance darling Momma's Man and for nine seasons as Stuart on How I Met Your Mother. Boren is also the co-creator and co-host of Don't Steal This Morning Show, an online talk show which features Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Mark Feurestein, and Katie Lowes.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 29, 2018
    The year is 1991, when teens didn’t communicate through texts but through handwritten notes stuffed into lockers, desks, and mailboxes. In a novel that captures the lingo, fads, and teenage preoccupations of the period, actor and TV writer Boren makes a charismatic debut as he traces the ups and downs of Tara Maureen Murphy’s life through notes exchanged between friends and enemies. Although Tara is dying to get out of her “two-bit town” and study acting at NYU, she intends to enjoy her senior year, getting star roles in the school’s plays, being half of a “supercouple” with her hockey-player boyfriend, and reuniting with her best friend, who has been away for the summer. Things don’t go as she expects. Tara’s year is full of drama, but most of it occurs outside the theater. A brash, egotistical heroine determined to get what she wants at any cost, Tara suffers setbacks at every turn. Even if she doesn’t win readers’ hearts, she will make them smile with her conniving antics, sarcastic wit, and tremendous resiliency. Ages 12–up.

  • AudioFile Magazine An ensemble cast of narrators gives each student in this 1990s high school drama a unique voice that reflects each character. The story is told through the notes passed between students. Sound effects, such as the opening of a note and the scratching of a pencil on paper at the beginning of each chapter, help set the scenes. Narrator Taylor Spreitler creates a striking voice for Tara, who dreams of becoming the star of the high school musical and eventually leaving her hometown as she strikes out for the big city. Teen listeners will be intrigued by a retro story that pinpoints the trends of the time but also finds commonalities with the ways students communicate and navigate the tumultuous years of high school today. M.D. � AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine

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