Justin has a plan: begin dating someone, enjoy his first kiss, and achieve popularity, including a seat at the Cool U lunch table. His crush is Chuck, ex-boyfriend of Becky, who has been forbidden by her father to date the football star (though they are still an item in secret). So Justin agrees to fake being Becky’s new beau in order to be close to Chuck, in spite of his best friend Spencer’s advice and in complete denial of Chuck’s obvious heterosexuality. “Dating” Becky gains Justin popularity, but is the facade worth the cost? Rudetsky has created a funny, insecure, and in some ways stereotypical gay young man, out of the closet but still not sure of who he is and what he wants. Readers will figure out the plan’s end long before Justin, but that won’t remove the appeal for those readers who identify with him. Grades 7-10. --Melissa Moore
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About the Author
SETH RUDETSKY is the Broadway host, seven days a week, on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including Ragtime, Les Miz
, and Phantom.
He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts including Dreamgirls
with Audra MacDonald and Hair
with Jennifer Hudson. In 2007, he made his Broadway acting debut in The Ritz
and has also appeared on TV in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
As an author, he penned the books The Q Guide to Broadway
and Broadway Nights
. He currently writes a weekly column on PlayBill.com.