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Eyes Like Stars: Theatre Illuminata, Act I

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  • Posted July 1, 2010

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    I have get something off my chest. *takes deep breath* I bought this book for it's cover. I didn't even read the description first.

    This book takes place entirely in an enchanted theater ran by The Book. The Book is what bounds the Players to the roles they were born to play, and it domineers over the magical scene changes. 17 yr old Bertie is not a Player nor a crew member, but has called the Theater her home for the past 10 years, not knowing where she came from. Bertie and her companions, the four mischievious faires from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Nate, a minor pirate from The Little Mermaid, have been known to get into trouble. After a particularly bad incedent, it looks like Bertie's time in the Theater has finally come to pass. But Bertie has one final chance to prove that she can contribute: become a Director and sell out a performance. Of course, not everything goes smoothly as the Players become more and more unsettled with their given roles.

    Bertie, while kind of immature for a 17 year old, is strong and funny in her own right. How can you expect a girl who grows up with the most dramatic characters ever to grace the stage not to be colorful? And I love her choice of hair color. The fairies that follow Bertie around and join her in her antics are some of the funnest and funniest characters I have ever experienced. I want one for myself. I'll just have to remember to hide my Twinkies. Nate is a little dry, but sweet enough. I just hope Mantchev fleshes him out more. Ariel's name bothers me. I think of a red-haired mermaid. This made things difficult for me when the romantic tension was being built.

    The setting was easily the best part of the book, even though some times I had no idea what was going on. It's not a point of pride for me, but sometimes I couldn't follow the action. It seemed to jump from one point to the other without much of a bridge in between.

    I liked the book. Not as much as I could have, but I'm definitely glad that lush cover pulled me in. And the cover also helped in my visualization of Bertie and the fairies. Alexa, I agree with you. This book would be awesome as a animated film by Mr. Miyazaki.

    I will read the sequel when I have the chance. I'm looking forward to being drawn into such an imaginative world again.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Oh! so it's a MAGIC theater!

    Eyes like stars is a very challenging book. It was hard to follow the story because it was just so confusing and all over the place. The main character is a fun energetic girl and the love interests are intriguing but don't make much sense. I found myself wondering, quite often, "wait what the heck just happened?" i have never had to read the jacket information so often for any other book but for this one it is necessary. All in all it was a good, if slightly confusing, read and i recommend you at least try it out!

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