Thoroughly Modern Mirella
Now Available from Bookish Group Press
In a small town like Paradise, everyone has a role, and high school senior Mirella Danville embraces her role of proud theatre nerd. That is until she makes a scene at the Halloween party she shouldn’t even have gone too, flirts with the football captain, and reunites with an old friend who ditched her for the popular crew.
It is a dream come true when Mirella lands the lead in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, and it should put her firmly back in her usual role. However, it only fuels her desire to change up her boring existence so that her first kiss won’t be onstage with a gorilla-handed junior. The line between herself and her character blurs when she dives head first into a world of fruity flavored cigarillos, sweet and sour schnapps, and college boys with her two best friends at her side. Soon she is lying her father and mediating secrets between her friends.When those secrets and the expectations of her hot college boyfriend start to cause drama off the stage, she begins to question her decision to be more Millie than Mirella. With her friendships, family, and performance on the verge of crumbling, Mirella has to get back into character or she might lose herself.