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"Hilarious, memorable, and utterly fabulous, DRAMARAMA is E. Lockhart's best book yet."
-- John Green, Printz-winning author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines

Two theater-mad, self-invented, fabulositon Ohio teenagers.
One boy, one girl.
One gay, one straight.
One black, one white.
It's a season of hormones,
gold lame,
hissy fits,
jazz hands,
song and dance,
true love,
and unitards
that will determine their future
--and test their friendship.
That's my Spring 07 novel, and I'm so excited about it. It's called Dramarama.

And here is the cover! Woohoo!

Dramarama isn't out until May 2006, but this post is for BOOKSELLERS and LIBRARIANS who might well have an advanced reader's copy by now. All the songs from Dramarama are here, on an iMix.

You click on the link above and iTunes will open straight to the mix. Listen before you read Dramarama to make sure you get every little musical reference. Listen afterwards to get a sense of Sadye and Demi's musical world. (No iTunes? click here for the straight-up songlist.)

In any case, these are some of my favorite showtunes of all time. Songs from Rent, Wicked, Guys & Dolls, Cabaret, Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Jersey Boys, Grease, Fame, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, and more.

"E. Lockhart mixes summer camp, friendship, glitter,  romance, dancing, singing and theater to make this book a Show  Stopper!  Brava!"
-- Cecil Castelluci, author of Boy Proof and Queen of Cool

"All of us have bigness within, waiting to burst forth. But if you don't know when -- or if -- that bigness is going to happen, it can be crazy-making. (Especially if you're on the dramatic side to begin with!) DRAMARAMA perfectly captures the rush of working hard and playing hard, screwing up and making up, all for the chance to become the biggest and best you can be."
-- Lauren Myracle, author of TTYL, TTFN and Rhymes with Witches