Everyone is excited to try out for the school talent show. Everyone but Louanne, that is. “I’m just a big, no-talent dope!” says Louanne. All of her friends make it into the show. When the big night arrives, Louanne is miserable as she stays home alone thinking about the bustle backstage, the lights dimming, the curtain slowly rising. Will Louanne miss out completely on one of the most exciting events of the year? Readers of all ages are likely to recognize Louanne’s insecurity about her talents and pull with all their hearts for her to get into the act.