KLIATTFor auditions, class, or practice, this series of books delivers exactly what it promises: a whole lot of engaging one-minute monologues for teen characters. They cover the traditional (talking to a sibling about dating) to the contemporary (contemplating breast-enhancement surgery and cutting oneself with knives). They are clearly organized as male/female and comedy/drama for ease of use. KLIATT Codes: JS�Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2002, Smith & Kraus, 117p., Levinson
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 7 Up-Any teen looking for audition material will love this book. The short monologues cover a range of genres from comedy to dramatic coming-of-age pieces. "Up All Night" is about a girl who becomes extra-energized on caffeine before a big test, and "New and Improved" deals with a teen who's about to go through breast-implant surgery. More serious monologues include "Missed Opportunity," about not having the grades to get into college; "Coming Out," in which a teen confides to a friend that she is a lesbian; and "Using," in which a boy experiments with drugs. The wording is clear, concise, and to the point in all of the selections. Lamedman provides both boys and girls with monologues tailored to their needs and with stories that allow them to use their acting abilities to the fullest.-Nicole M. Marcuccilli, Glenview Public Library, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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