Riverbend Friends #4: Chasing the Spotlight
Amelia’s feeling a bit lost these days. Her parents are very involved (make that over-involved) volunteering as marriage counselors with their church. Her big brother Josh, the only one who truly understands her, just got married. And her big sister, Maggie? Let’s just say they don’t exactly get along. Maggie is perfectly pretty, perfectly smart, and dates the perfect guy.
On the other hand, everything about Amelia feels big—her hair, her weight . . . and her personality. Amelia’s refuge, her passion, her place of belonging is theater. Someday she’s going to be on Broadway, but this year, she’ll settle for the lead in the spring musical. And she’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen. She’s committed, she’s motivated, she’s talented—and she’s completely confident about her abilities. Really, she is!
But somehow, despite her best efforts, reality is playing out a little differently than how she dreamed. Will chasing the spotlight lead to the fame and fulfillment she’s longed for, or will it cost her the friends she’s made this year?