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In "The Girls of Central High on the Stage: The Play That Took The Prize," Gertrude W. Morrison takes readers on a captivating journey filled with friendship, ambition, and the exhilaration of the theater. Set in the vibrant world of Central High School, the story unfolds against the backdrop of a thrilling drama competition that ignites the passions and talents of a group of young girls.

Morrison skillfully introduces readers to a diverse range of characters, each with unique personalities and dreams. From the determined and talented leading lady, Ruth, to the vivacious and quick-witted Marion, the author ensures that readers can easily connect and root for these characters throughout their theatrical adventure.

One of the strengths of this book lies in its authentic portrayal of the ups and downs, the excitement and nerves that come with being part of a drama production. Morrison's detailed and vivid descriptions transport the reader to each scene, creating an immersive experience that makes it easy to visualize the girls' performances and feel their emotions.

As the story progresses, the author cleverly weaves in themes of teamwork, tenacity, and the transformative power of the arts. Through the challenges they face during rehearsals and the pressure of the competition, the girls learn important life lessons and discover the true strength of their friendships. This powerful message of unity and support adds an extra layer of depth to the narrative, making it more than just a story about a play.

Although the pacing is steady, there are moments where the plot becomes predictable. However, the likability of the characters and the anticipation of what will happen next keeps the reader engaged. Moreover, the intermittent humor and lighthearted banter among the girls provide delightful moments of levity throughout the story.

Overall, "The Girls of Central High on the Stage: The Play That Took The Prize" is an enchanting tale that celebrates the passion and ambition of young girls as they pursue their dreams on the stage. Morrison's seamless storytelling and relatable characters make this book an enjoyable read for theater enthusiasts, teenagers, and anyone who appreciates the transformative power of friendship and determination.

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[Illustration: AND SO JESS MORSE STEPPED FORWARD, BASHFULLY, AND FACED THE AUDIENCE— Page 205]

The Girls of Central High on the Stage

OR

The Play That Took The Prize

BY

GERTRUDE W. MORRISON

Author of The Girls of Central High, The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna, Etc.

ILLUSTRATED

THE WORLD SYNDICATE PUBLISHING CO. CLEVELAND—NEW YORK

Made in U. S. A.

Copyright, 1914, by GROSSET & DUNLAP

Press of THE COMMERCIAL BOOKBINDING CO. Cleveland

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I What the M. O. R.’s Needed 1 II What Josephine Morse Needed 9 III What Mr. Chumley Needed 18 IV What Mrs... Continue reading book >>




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