And . . . action! As the uproarious trio returns, sensitive Sean takes the spotlight — scripting a low-low-budget film while fielding unexpected female fans.
Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme (big surprise), and this time the comedy plays out from Sean’s point of view. What’s the new master plan? Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! It’s a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash — and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies. There’s his accidental-girlfriend-turned-psychotic-stalker, Evelyn. There’s the wicked hot actress from drama class, Leyna, who seems willing to do anything to land the starring role. And even his twin sister’s gothed-out best friend, Nessa, is looking at Sean in a whole new way. Will any of them wind up as Sean’s true leading lady? Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots?
About the Author
Don Calame is the author of the young adult novels Swim the Fly and Beat the Band. He is also an accomplished screenwriter who has worked with Marvel Studios, the Disney Channel, Lionsgate, Universal Studios, and Paramount Pictures. About Call the Shots, he says, After having written a story from both Matt s and Coop s perspectives, there was no way I could leave poor, gullible, clueless Sean out of the fun. The challenge was, of course, coming up with a story that was uniquely his. I wracked my brain for months until the low-budget movie idea came to me. When I was in college, I worked on one of my professor s independent films, and it was such a nightmare experience filled with so many pitfalls and problems that I knew it was the perfect setting to thrust an unsuspecting Sean into. I m really excited about this book and I think it s the perfect cap to the series. Don Calame was born in New York and now lives in Ontario with his wife and their dog, Scooter.
Fearlessly foul, this consistently comical series should be required reading for all teenage boys and anyone else with a strong stomach and highly sensitive funny bone.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A brazenly funny and sweetly insightful novel.