Failing up🌟


  • 1. Why did you choose this book?

I chose this book because I really like the musical Hamilton and this book is written by one of it’s stars Leslie Odom Jr..

  • 2. Explain the plot of the book, or if it is a non-fiction book, what topics are covered.

This book basically describes the life of Leslie Odom Jr. from an autobiographical point of view. This book gives tips on what to pursue if you want to be a successful stage actor which is a goal of mine. Mr. Odom’s insight is invaluable, he describes the kind of connections you have to make and the correct education path to take. All of his advice is very straight forward and to the point. It all comes to a head entailing that it okay to fail, actually it can teach you things on you rise to the top.

  • 3. Describe one of the characters in the book. Would you want to meet this character? Why or why not?

Leslie Odom Jr. is one of my favorite performers, he has mastered stagecraft and is able to show genuine emotion within his performances. I would like to meet him because he seems like a talented good natured person who could give me even more advice then he already has.

  • 4. What is your opinion of the book? Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

This is a phenomenal advice book for anyone pursuing acting. I gives so many amazing tips and tricks. It’s so helpful that I want to explode!!!!

  • 5. Explain how this book is similar to another book, film, story, or article that you have read or seen. What connections or comparisons can you make?

This book’s climax is the production of Hamilton and the rest of it is all the events leading up in Mr. Odom’s life. This book is based on Leslie’s experiences with the musical Hamilton.

  • 6. What do you think the main idea or theme of this story is? What is the author trying to tell you about life or our world with this book? 

Leslie is trying say that failing is okay. It can only help you learn and grow, he illustrates this with many different oopsies he has committed in his life. This is a really powerful message because especially with acting failure something a lot of people are scared of.



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