rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love Wallace Wallace -- goodhearted, honest football player -- the protagonist of this quite funny piece of kids' lit. Wallace, banned from football practice until he can write a more positive review of his English teacher's favorite book, is sentenced to attending rehearsal sessions for the school play which also happens to be based on said book. Rachel is the aspiring star actress and Julia Roberts pen pal who greatly resents his presence and subsequent script suggestions. While not completely realistic (I can't imagine that any English teacher would be this pathetic), this one's got lots of funny dialog and well-developed, likable characters.
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