Raising The Stakes

Orca Book Publishers, 2015 | Price: $9.95

It’s the start of a new season for Harrington High’s improv team—and Chloe is determined that this will be the year they make it all the way to the top. Her teammates (who also happen to be her closest friends) are a talented bunch, and she knows they can do it. They have to. Because getting to nationals is Chloe’s best chance to prove that she has what it takes to succeed—to her parents, to the improv scouts watching and, most of all, to herself. Chloe is doing all she can to help her teammates perform better. So why is everything falling apart?

“Trudee Romanek sweetly illustrates the duality of competition and collaboration that exists in so many students of improv across the country. She offers a unique glimpse into the world of a high school improv team — a world inhabited by thousands of young Canadians year after year.”

— Al Connors, National Director, Canadian Improv Games