Mel has never been particularly stagestruck, but when she lands a role in a summer production of Chekhov's Three Sisters
, she finds herself caught up in the exciting world of the theater - and in the complex web of relationships. Clare, the theater's talented young designer, has finally let herself fall in love - with Chris, the director. Clare and Mel grow close as the summer progresses. But as Mel works with Chris and Dinah, an ambitious actress her own age, she begins to worry that Clare's heart will be broken. While struggling to protect her friend, Mel embarks on her own first romance and falls for a mysterious boy named Mike. Her feelings for Mike are something new and special, but Mel is troubled: Mike won't tell her anything about himself, not even where he lives. Sometimes the happy ending seems just out of reach. As Mel, laid up with a broken ankle, writes the story of the production, she searches for that happy ending and refuses to be disappointed.
Original title: Happy Endings
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Performing Arts