Here comes another spunky Julep O' Toole book from fresh and funky author Trudi Strain Trueit. This time, Julep's signed up for the Heatherwood Middle School Play in order for English extra-credit to bring up that C- (yikes!). But Julep bombs her audition, and finds herself at the bottom of the stage crew list. Just as Julep's about to quit the play once and for all, she is suddenly promoted to assistant director! Suddenly, she's copying scripts, prompting the actors, running lines with them, and shouting commands. Julep seems to know just what everyone needs, and has a feeling the school's production of The Princess and the Pea is going to be a big smash hit!
But weeks before the play premieres, everything comes crashing down, in more ways than one. It looks like the play's ruined for good. Can Julep find a way to save the play with her newfound talent as director? Will this ignored middle child ever get her true chance to shine? It's sure going to take courage, determination.......and a whole lot of spunk!
Readers will ADORE Julep and will be rooting for her to whole way, from Curtain Up to the Grand Finale!