It was with great anticipation and trepidation that I opened up my copy of ‘It’s A Wrap’, the final instalment in the ‘Waiting for Callback‘ series by Perdita and Honor Cargill. I have so much love for these wonderful books and I felt really emotional that it’s coming to an end, but would it have the ending that I desperately crave? Well I can confirm that it totally satisfied my desire, it is in fact sheer perfection. Smart, clever and oh so funny it is a total joy from start to finish, I just loved being back in Elektra’s world again.
Elektra seems to be finally gaining some control of her slightly chaotic life and with her role in the massive blockbuster film Raw, surely her dreams of becoming a successful actress are bound to come true. But we know life is never that easy for our hapless heroine Elektra. When the promotion for Raw begins to build it becomes glaringly obvious that Elektra’s real life and personality isn’t quite what her PR team are looking for. Whilst they want her to post glamorous selfies the best she can muster is picture of badly carved pumpkin and her measly handful of followers is declared a total disaster. How is Elektra ever going to juggle studying for her GCSEs, maintaining a long distance relationship with the delectable Archie and having a glamorous social life when in fact she has no life at all outside of school. As the days countdown to the release of Raw her control on her life and chances of fame and Hollywood success seem to be slipping out of her grasp.
‘It’s A Wrap’ takes Elektra to a whole new brutal level of cringe worthy action, capturing superbly the pressure on teens growing up in a social media dominated world. Although Elektra is very much in the spotlight with the up and coming media release this story cleverly highlights once again the struggle of any awkward teen who doesn’t quite fit in with the shiny, glossy and ultimately fake world presented in social media. The #ElektraWozHere moment will literally make you want to hide behind the sofa or lock yourself away in your room as you feel her humiliation shine out of the pages. There are so many moments of pure comedy genius that will have you crying with laughter. Perdita and Honor’s strength is that they are genuinely funny writers who provide a witty social commentary that is brilliantly entertaining and leaves you desperate for more. I’m so sad to see this series come to an end but they have ended it in a very fitting and honest way that feels just right for Elektra and I just adored it. So with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face, all that’s left for me to say is, It’s A Wrap!
Thank you to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this superb book, ‘It’s A Wrap’ is released on May 31st and is available to pre-order online or from any good bookshop.