Her first novel as E. Lockhart, The Boyfriend List, was published in 2005 and has been followed by three sequels, The Boy Book (2006), The Treasure Map of Boys (2009), and Real Live Boyfriends (2010).These four novels are also known as the Ruby Oliver novels, based on their central protagonist. Her 2008 novel, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, was a finalist for both the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Michael L. Printz Award. Her picture books, written as Emily Jenkins, have won numerous awards, including Boston Globe-Horn Book Award honors and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award.
Jenkins grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington. In high school she attended summer drama schools at Northwestern University and the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. She attended Lakeside School, a private high school in North Seattle. She went to Vassar College and graduate school at Columbia University. She has a doctorate in English literature. She currently lives in the New York City area.
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 20, 2008)
Amazon Kindle: Dramarama
Two theater-mad, self-invented
fabulositon Ohio teenagers.
One boy, one girl.
One gay, one straight.
One black, one white.
And SUMMER DRAMA CAMP.
It's a season of hormones,
song and dance,
that will determine their future
--and test their friendship.
Sayde and Demi are theater-crazy best friends who are each other's only solace in their drab Ohio town. They successfully audition for a prestigious summer drama camp and are ecstatic to be heading to New York. As summer progresses, there's high drama indeed as the two friends reach the limits of their talent, go on first dates, come out of the closet, and grow up. Kate Reinders, a musical theater actress, knows of what she narrates. She trills, teases, sings, laughs, and projects all the drama these kids experience. The story is lively, heartbreaking, and fun--just as you would expect a teenage theater camp to be. G.A.D. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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