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Take Two

(Waiting for Callback #2)

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Elektra has finally landed a part in a film. It's the dream. Well ...until she works out that Straker is a movie so dystopian that within weeks most of the cast and all of the crew wish that the world had actually ended (preferably in scene one). And while it's obviously great news that she's moved from the friend-zone with Archie to become his almost-girlfriend, it would ...more
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Published January 26th 2017 by Simon Schuster Children's UK
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Maddie
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ukya
This was a really fun continuation of Elektra's acting journey, with even more romance based angsty and drama on set. Her cast mates on 'Straker' were so much fun and I loved all the snippets of gossip magazines/email exchanges between her mum and her agent. I'm looking forward to the final book to see where everyone ends up.
Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Acting, family, love, friendship, sadness.

It was excellent but it broke my heart.
Jim From YAYeahYeah
(Sent by publisher for review consideration.) This was one of my most highly-anticipated contemporaries of the year - I really enjoyed the first WFC book - and it definitely didn't disappoint! As with the first in the series, it's a hilarious read with a fab main character. The excellent dialogue sets it above most of the other similar books in a crowded field (which includes lots of great reads!) while the extracts from a gossip site and emails from Elektra's agent were great touches. First boo ...more
Kirsty
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely sequel. Looking forward to the third book to carry the story on
Mehsi
This was just super-fabulous!

Last year I read the first book when it came out, and after so many months the second book is out, and it was as good as the first one. I enjoyed every bit, laughed, cried, shipped, cheered.

Unlike the previous book this one doesn't have auditions, because duh, Elektra (still loving her name) has gotten a role in the movie she was auditioning for in the last book! She is Straker! Yay! And no, this is not a spoiler, it happens in the first pages. :P
So most of the bo
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Michelle
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell into this series quite late on, in fact it was a few months before the publication of Take Two that I actually made a start and finished Waiting for Callback, but I knew as soon as I turned the final page I needed to find out what happens next. Luckily for me I didn't have to wait long.

Take Two picks up exactly where Waiting for Callback left off, and we get to hear the rest of that conversation. I loved getting to visit this world again, and go on another journey with Elektra as she gets
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Pippa Wilson
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So what did I think?

A sparkling, fluffy heartwarmer to make you giggle (and occasionally cry too)!

What I love about this series is (firstly) that Elektra is such a magnetic character to relate to: she lurches from one agonising knot of anxiety to the next. Her trials and tribulations are never ending as she juggles her acting, school work, big romance with Archie and her ever-watchful protective parents. You just never know what she’ll get up to next! And secondly, what I love is that the books
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Rosanna Threakall
Such a fun story and I was so glad I got to live vicariously through Elektra
Michelle
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I won this book on a goodread giveaway .This is an ideal book for a young female teenager full of glitz glamour and of course boys.This is an easy and enjoyable read which looks on becoming a whole series
of books
Bella (Cheezyfeet Books)
Originally posted at Cheezyfeet Books.

I loved Waiting For Callback when I first read it last year, so I couldn't wait to get started with Take Two. I got stuck in and quickly got lost once again in Elektra's story, and I loved every minute of it. It was so good to be back!

This book is about Elektra's part in the action movie Straker. I really enjoyed all the scenes when Elektra was on set, even the stuff that wasn't about filming. Weirdly, I particularly loved reading about her dressing room (I
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Christa
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, owned-books
I think this improved quite a bit from thefirst one. It was a fun, quick read :)
Emma
My Review
"I'd never been called am 'Artist' before, mostly because I was poor at art, but I liked it."- Elektra

I literally am on a happy book high right now. This being my most anticipated book of 2017 it certainly has a set a high standard for the year. For the entire year I've had to wait since finishing Waiting for Callback at the end of 2015. The smile and excitement when this came through my door was just sheer joy to have it in my hands. I think the bright cover and the wonderful signing m
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Cassy
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really like this series! Can't wait for the next one :)
Emma Carroll
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic follow up to the first in the series. Despite the craziness of her life, I love how grounded Elektra is. (Actually, I love Moss too, and Mum, and Digby, and custard creams- all of which get a fair amount of air time.)There's something in this book for every reader- bits to make you laugh, bits to make you cry and plenty of life-affirming, upbeat moments that make it the perfect tonic. More please!
little bookworm girl
As this was the second book in the Waiting for callback series I had a brief idea from the previous book what was going to happen, however there was lots of twists that I wasn't expecting!

Elektra is cast in a film so the book I mostly about the filming and her cast members, during the process she goes through lots of ups and downs such as family problems and relationship issues which all gets tied up at the end.

My favourite character was Digby, if you have read the book you will understand why
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Karen Barber
First things first, if you're a younger girl - or a fan of Geek Girl - then you will probably love this. I'm not (of either) so my reading of this felt a bit like hard work.
Elektra is kind of ditsy and clueless about so many things, and I just feel she's not really representative of the vast majority of teenagers. Her constant aura of uselessness frustrated me, and I wanted her to grow up a little and get some self-belief.
Her adventures follow the same predictable format as book one, but in this
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Hadleigh
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked all the on-set/acting stuff, that's a new world I haven't read about before, and it seemed believable and well written. Plus Take Two had the same cute factor as the first book, Elektra being new to everything, first boyfriend, first proper acting role etc, there's an innocence to it all which I enjoyed.

3 stars because the ending could have been a lot better - it was way too short. All the sub-plots did pretty much finish, but each in a one sentence leaving-you-wonder type summary. Mayb
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John Naylor
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Take two.
Let's change things around a little.

Elektra has grown up (a little) and her big starting (not her starring) role has begun filming.

That is all the spoilers you are getting here except for this one.
The authors did the thing that no author should ever do to a reader. Just no. They know what they did and it hurts.

Apart from that this book was as much fun as the first one. Emotional in places, laugh out loud funny in others and you really do feel like Elektra is someone who deserves stardo
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Megan
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As amazing as the first book, this clearly was an amazing read.
Holly
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every bit as great as the first book - genuinely funny.
James
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book and it didn't disappoint in the slightest! Perfectly pitched comedy gold from start to finish but with feeling and delicacy when needed and with a truly heartbreaking thread that had me in tears! Fans will not be disappointed by this total treat! :D
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Kate Mallinder
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic series - such a feel-good story - laughs, tears and gorgeous characters. Can't for the next one!
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