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Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley has something for everyone: backstage rendezvous, deadly props, and a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to True Love.

Melody McIntyre, stage manager extraordinaire, has a plan for everything.

What she doesn’t have? Success with love. Every time she falls for someone during a school performance, both the romance and the show end in catastrophe. So, Mel swears off any entanglements until their upcoming production of Les Mis is over.

Of course, Mel didn’t count on Odile Rose, rising star in the acting world, auditioning for the spring performance. And she definitely didn’t expect Odile to be sweet and funny, and care as much about the play’s success as Mel.

Which means that Melody McIntyre’s only plan now is trying desperately not to fall in love.

From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up—When the Beaconville High School Performing Arts Department announces Les Misérables as its spring musical, stage manager Mel is ecstatic. However, whenever she becomes involved with anyone during the production of a show, a curse seems to plague the performance. So when her fellow techies suggest that she refrain from any romantic entanglements as they stage the musical, Mel finds herself in a bind, as she is attracted to Odile Rose. Only when tech director Will explains the foolishness of believing in curses does Mel resist peer pressure and stage a dramatic "promposal" at the opening night curtain call, thereby publicly declaring her relationship with her actress girlfriend. Drama abounds—onstage and off—in this spirited tale of high school love and angst. As in Talley''s other novels, gay and bi relationships are accepted as "just part of life" by kids and adults (Mel has two dads, Will is openly gay), allowing the characters to freely discuss their romantic inclinations without backlash, and ethnic and racial diversity is the norm (Mel and Odile are white, Will is Black, and other characters are of various backgrounds). Theatrical jargon is generally explained in context, although "catwalk" is misidentified as a "narrow stretch of wire." References to Broadway shows, theatrical traditions, and professional-level rehearsal procedures abound, especially in the "Stage Management notes" following each chapter—intriguing for aficionados and instructive for neophytes. The fast-paced dialogue propels the plot to a predictable but satisfying finale. VERDICT An ultra-modern fiesta of theatrical joie de vivre for high school readers.—Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, formerly at LaSalle Academy, Providence

Review

“Melody McIntyre''s love of theater is entirely infectious…Tally''s latest will instantly hook theater kids as well as readers who''ve never even heard a track from Les Mis glancing at their drama club sign-up sheet.” -- Booklist

"A love letter to high school theater."  -- Kirkus Reviews

“Talley ( Music from Another World) has fun portraying the details of running tech, the divide between techies and actors, and the teamwork that theater requires… A story that will entertain both true theater geeks and readers who’ve never considered life onstage or backstage.” -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for AS I DESCENDED: “... A devastating marriage of the stunningly unexpected with the maddeningly inevitable. This adaptation’s bewitching intrigues and enthralling deceptions will whet the daggers of any reader’s mind.”
-- Kirkus Reviews  (starred review)

“Talley creates a dark and twisted gothic boarding school setting replete with vengeful spirits, drugs, and suicide in this Shakespeare-inspired tragedy… that lulls readers into a false sense of security while setting them up for the next chilling event.” -- Publishers Weekly

“An intriguing, appropriately atmospheric take on one of Shakespeare’s most spine-tingling plays.”
-- Booklist

“Those familiar with the source material will not be surprised at how the story plays out, but knowing the eventual outcomes does not diminish Talley’s dark tale about fate and ambition… Highly recommended.” -- School Library Journal

“Fans of horror will find that Talley comes up with some genuinely creepy scares, and her Shakespeare-inspired story is solid and compelling.” -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for PULP: Talley, already accomplished at weaving historical detail into engaging narratives, pulls off an expansive story encompassing a host of characters ... A sweeping, engrossing drama full of important moments. Recommended for all library collections. -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Not many YA novels contain one lesbian romance, let alone four, but Talley’s newest pulls it off, while creatively -- Booklist

The superlative pacing will hook readers. ... Suspenseful parallel lesbian love stories deftly illuminate important events in LGBTQ history. -- Kirkus Reviews

This ambitious novel is startlingly original.  -- The Guardian

Praise for OUR OWN PRIVATE UNIVERSE:  < A diverse story of first times and finding oneself. ... An important and heartfelt contribution to contemporary teen lit about queer women: hopeful, realistic, and romantic, Talley’s newest is sure to satisfy. -- Kirkus Reviews  (starred review)

This pitch-perfect romance is all heart, touching on serious issues but never becoming too heavy, and will be a strong addition to any teen collection. -- School Library Journal

Reminiscent of Sara Ryan’s Empress of the World (2001), Talley’s latest is a sweet love story about discovering who you want to be with and, more important, who you want to be. -- Booklist

About the Author

Robin Talley is a queer author who grew up in southwest Virginia and now lives in Washington, DC, with her wife and their kids. She is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels for teen readers: Music from Another World, Pulp, Our Own Private Universe, As I Descended, The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre, What We Left Behind, and Lies We Tell Ourselves. You can find her on the web at www.robintalley.com.

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Ash
2.0 out of 5 stars
Theater Romance
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2021
Melody McIntyre is a stage manager for her high school’s theater and she is determined to put on the best plays... to the point where her and her crew rigidly follow all the superstitions... including the newest one which is that Melody is not allowed to date or fall in... See more
Melody McIntyre is a stage manager for her high school’s theater and she is determined to put on the best plays... to the point where her and her crew rigidly follow all the superstitions... including the newest one which is that Melody is not allowed to date or fall in love with anyone until after their newest play is done. They believe that every time she falls for someone during a school performance, both the romance and the show end up catastrophically. Melody agrees to this new rule... except when Odile Rose, the rising star in the acting world who is back in town, auditions for the play and soon Melody and Odile find themselves falling for each other. Too bad everyone on the crew is determined to keep them apart and more and more things are going wrong, and now Melody is starting to think the curse is real and that she might have to actually break up with Odile, despite her growing feelings. This story is heavy on the theater kids aspect, and filled with theater stuff such as call sheets, emails, planning, schedules, and so forth to add a bit of emersion into the story. It dragged on for a bit and despite being a theater kid myself, I just found it a bit exaggerated and kind of infuriating what Melody was allowing to dictate her own love life and the fact that these superstitions were getting a bit out of hand. I also found Melody to not be that likable as a character, and the only person I actually liked throughout this 400+ story was Odile. She did not deserve what happened to her. All the other characters got on my nerves, especially with how they treated not only each other but also Melody and Odile, and how Melody just never really did anything. She kind of let herself get walked on by her entire crew and it just got to the point where I definitely thought Odile deserved better. I was so excited to read a theater kid rom com with sapphic love interests... but it definitely did not live up to my expectations.
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Sacha
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lights, Camera...Some Action
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020
3.5 stars I have really enjoyed Robin Talley''s works, and I was thrilled to get this arc just to read another installment from her. While this isn''t at the top of my list of Talley novels, it is an entertaining and worthwhile read. Mel, the m.c., lives... See more
3.5 stars

I have really enjoyed Robin Talley''s works, and I was thrilled to get this arc just to read another installment from her. While this isn''t at the top of my list of Talley novels, it is an entertaining and worthwhile read.

Mel, the m.c., lives for her high school''s stage productions, and she also has quite the busy love life. As the title suggests, these facets of her life converge in a mysterious "love curse." Basically, Mel can''t be in love during the upcoming production, or all kinds of terrors will befall the cast and crew. The theater-based superstition streak is highly amusing and fun to read, and it serves as an enjoyable backdrop to the central (you guessed it!) romance.

Mel and Odile are intriguing characters, and - while I have never found myself especially interested in shows - I did enjoy the setting and premise. At times, this moved a bit slower than I would have liked. I wanted faster pacing and more development of some of the ancillary characters.

This is a solid read, and Talley fans will not be disappointed. I''m already looking forward to the next one!
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m.boyea
5.0 out of 5 stars
Humorous theater rom com
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2021
This book was very well-written and captures your attention from the very beginning. It’s a quick and light-hearted read that is perfect to decompress with. Mel is a normal high schooler, she falls in love and not all of the relationships work out. However, she... See more
This book was very well-written and captures your attention from the very beginning. It’s a quick and light-hearted read that is perfect to decompress with.

Mel is a normal high schooler, she falls in love and not all of the relationships work out. However, she also loves the theater and being a stage manager. She gets caught up in the superstitions of the theater and her team, and this causes her to try to make the ultimate sacrifice for herself and deny herself the love that she is feeling.

I love the way this book ties in love with loyalty and commitments. Mel tries so hard to make everyone happy that it backfires on her. And I love that she eventually realizes she needs to do what is best for her.

This is a great rom-com with humor thrown in!
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Utopia State of Mind
4.0 out of 5 stars
a fun story about drama, queer love, and curses
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2020
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre is a charming queer theater rom-com. I''ve only been exposed to the theater world at a glance, having done a few... See more
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre is a charming queer theater rom-com. I''ve only been exposed to the theater world at a glance, having done a few plays in high school, but there''s a lot that goes on for a production. We never even had half as many special effects as the productions in the book! It''s a love letter to drama, the power of belief, and figuring out our priorities.

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre is, as you might expect from a theater book, dramatic. Structured like a play, if you''ve been intrigued by the behind the scenes of theater, then you will enjoy the blocking diagrams and lighting cues. What I enjoyed the most about this book was the discussion of belief. How much do we let our beliefs, fears, and superstitions control our life? Do we spend our lives looking for signs of these curses coming true? Does that stop us from living?
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Tess
5.0 out of 5 stars
How musically delightful
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2021
🎭 Romance, Drama, and Deadly Props ... and that is just the play Melody McIntyre, Stage Manager Extraordinare, is bringing to life 🎭 🎭 Melody McIntyre is the best stage manager, she not only has a Plan A, she has a Plan B, C and D. The one thing she doesn’t... See more
🎭 Romance, Drama, and Deadly Props ... and that is just the play Melody McIntyre, Stage Manager Extraordinare, is bringing to life 🎭

🎭 Melody McIntyre is the best stage manager, she not only has a Plan A, she has a Plan B, C and D. The one thing she doesn’t have is love. When she swears off love for the duration of the Les Mis will she be able to resist the charms of the leading lady Odile Rose, Beaconville High’s rising star?? 💫

🎭 JUST WOW!!!Knowing zero about musicals or theatre, or how the backstage runs did not stop me loving this story 😍 It’s crazy how much of ourselves we hide from the work and how when we are around different people we can show another side of ourselves. What a delightful gooey teenage love story 🥰 love the crush-to-relationship with a refreshing lack of “coming out” story. It was just two people at opposite ends of the theatre kid groups (techies vs actors) coming together, bringing each group together and navigating different situations. LOVE PREVAILS ALWAYS 😍😍

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 - LOVE THIS BOOK 💕

🔥 Thankyou LitJoy for having this in the Drama Club December 2020 box 🔥
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Maria Beadnell
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cute and very LGBTQ
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2021
Pros: Lots of lesbian romance. Cute characters. Good understanding of theater. (The author doesn''t do theater but her wife does.)

Cons: Pretentious First Person Present Tense.
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