Sean Hance doesn’t want any part of Coop’s plan to win TerrorFest with an ultra- low-budget horror flick until he realizes that the prize money would let him build. [A]ll we ever get out of Coop’s schemes are headaches and heartbreaks,” opines high school sophomore Sean, who gets his turn narrating in. Call the Shots. image. And action! As the uproarious trio returns, sensitive Sean takes the spotlight? scripting a low-low-budget film while fielding unexpected.

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The third time is the charm for this author–not that he really needs any thr since the two titles that precede Call the Shots Swim the Fly and Beat the Band are always equally appealing and hilarious. All of this drama makes the movie plan to earn money for an addition to his house even more pressing.

CALL THE SHOTS by Don Calame | Kirkus Reviews

As with the previous two, Cooper, Matt and Sean are best friends who pick wild and crazy things to do to challenge themselves and have fun. Calame nails the language and thought processes of younger teenaged males.

The last book in a series. Aug 30, Penny McGill rated it really liked it Shelves: Calame’s writing is easy to read and flows quite well. The boys’ friendship is really nice. The newest idea is to create a horror film but things calams complicated quickly when Sean is swept up in a crazy romance with a laughably unstable girl, pines for the “hot chick” in his drama class, but is being honed in by his sister’s best friend.


Sean goes along with the plan because he has been put out of his bedroom to accommodate an expected new baby in his family. Call the Shots contains more of the same antics with Sean, Cooper, and Matt. Coop and his gang of friends and actors are convinced von going to work and stay hopeful. These guys will annoy each other, screw each other over, and will tease and mock one another countless times. Dec 20, Ron rated it it was amazing Shelves: Until one day Sean the single one, with a evil twin sister, finds out hes going to be a big brother.


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So against his better judgment, Sean and Matt all agree to work with Coop on the project. Or real experience with acting. Is coop still dating Helen. Goodreads helps you keep track calae books you want to read. He lives in British Columbia. I was in stitches, laughing out loud many times. Other books in the series.

As with the first two, told from two of the three boys, this one is told from the remaining friend, Sean’s perspective. I got very attached to each one of them, and every character really stood out from the rest.

She is pregnant which isn’t too bad until he is told that he will have to move out of his room and into his twin sister’s room! Okay, okay, I’m sounding extremely calamr right now. Jan 12, Kristen rated it really liked it. Fearlessly foul, this consistently comical series should be required reading for all teenage boys and anyone else with a strong stomach and highly sensitive funny bone. Quotes from Call the Shots.

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Sean would dhots to share a room with his evil twin sister, Cathy. Now they just have to write a script, audition actors, and most importantly, get the needed financing to create their award-winning movie. And it’s not just the boys- the girls are also very supportive and loyal. Also, I found it fitting that the author ended the book with the scene in the RV, with Matt and Coop helping Sean out once again. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies.

His parents are having a baby, which means he will cxll to bunk with his sister, Cathy, who has been busy spreading a rumor or two about Sean being gay, to the point where his parents think so. This series was a great break from all of the heavy, intense stuff I always read. This time it is Sean’s turn to give us a peak into his perspective. Male readers will particularly relish this one for its thoroughly honest look at the male psyche and motivation and the hilarious scenes that fill the book.


There is one scene at the mall in particular that had me laughing so hard I had to close the book, wipe my tears, and wait for the images to clear in calwme head before I could start again. Throughout the book her mood swings were so violent and uncalled for that I seriously began to consider the possibility that she had bipolar disorder.

Well done, there, Mr. Mar 14, Juan Tinajero rated it really liked whots. He deals with complex situations by sniffing his palm, which I thought was a nice touch. But when he agrees to write a csll about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has snots idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be.

There is also teen drama along the way however, they still power through and hope for fame and fortune.

I liked how it was shown that most of Sean’s zhots stemmed from his inability to stand up for himself, and how each of his girl relationships worked out. But, it turned out great! Thanks for telling us about the problem. What else did I like? While Swim the Fly will always be my favorite in this series, Call the Shots is Coop’s turn to be in the spotlight. Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich!

If they succeed in winning, the prize money could help Sean’s family build an addition for the new baby and keep him from sharing a room with his obnoxious sister.