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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Finally, it’s Sean’s turn for a book of his own! Brothers and sisters and parents and friends and everyone had relationships in which they cared for each other but sometimes got mad or sad or irritated or whatever else and it was so very normal without being boring.

Call the Shots – Don Calame

That’s not something to mess with, and I was sure that cops would break down the door at any time and take her to a psychiatric clinic. And it felt like really convenient writing. The two previous books in the series got generous ratings, and I didn’t quite like this as much as the other two, so it was only fair.

Sean knows that Coop’s plan is crazy. So the gang tries to film a horror movie to debut at a festival to try and make some cash, so that Sean can build an extension to his house. He had a hard time xhots up for himself when his new girlfriend, Evelyn, finagled her way into the film and dominated his life.

Sean and his friends were very entertaining. I don’t know what else to say. So against his better judgment, Sean and Matt all agree to work with Coop on the project.

She was the cause of the love triangle and just about all of the conflict and she made the book wrap up really quickly, concisely and easily without too much explanation or difficulty. May 10, Adriana rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 10, Dylan rated it it was amazing.


I’ve loved hanging with Matt, Coop, and Sean throughout their adventures in this series and their ability to make me literally laugh out loud like few books can. Sean is the von, the name of a boy who you can sympathize with If you’re a teen who still lives with their parents.

This is due to the fact I could relate to the drama and I know how high schoolers act.

It’s hard for Sean to stand up to anyone, much less Coop, and by the time the book comes to a close, he’s been dragged down a hill by one of the actors and left behind a yellow trail in the snow.

This novel is told from Sean’s perspective: I think that this cqlame probably my favourite of the series as I found it the most detailed and intricate of the three.

CALL THE SHOTS by Don Calame | Kirkus Reviews

All of this drama makes the movie plan to earn money for an addition to his house even more pressing. I picked up Swim the Fly on a whim, loved it; carried on to Beat the Band, which was great; and now Call the Shots, which I think has pulled out all the stops. Writers can take note on Calame’s ability to take a situation, get the protagonist in trouble, and then deepen the trouble twist by twist.

Sean is also a bit jealous of Coo Thoroughly enjoyed the final in this hilarious trio of books all based on the friendship of Coop, Sean and Matt. So we’ve established it’s funny. This novel focuses on Sean. So yeah, this is a sappy review. But he actually is desperate for cash — and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead.

I’m going to miss the hijinks of this trio of friends and I hope we’ll get another installment sooner than later.

He decides this school year he’s going to get some friends together and make a horror film. But, it turned out great! I mentioned this before about Calame’s writing and this series, and I will say it again: He’s also been at the wrong place at the wrong time when a bird deposits its leavings from the sky, forcing him to disrobe and huddle almost naked outside a Walmart dumpster. I couldn’t believe the stuff that Sean, Coop, Matt, and everyone else we Awesome book.

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After this, fame and fortune sounds pretty good to Sean. Aug 30, Penny McGill rated it really liked it Shelves: Praise 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. I enjoyed the whole book over all and I’m excited to read the second book of the series. At the same time, there was a little bit of more serious scenes to balance out the book. Valerie and Helen, while they did not play major parts in this book, were always there with their friends through thick and thin.

Then he wouldn’t have to move out of his room! Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies.

Sean was established as the gullible, clumsy, unfortunate one in the group. I’d recommend this book, or this series to anyone who wants an easy read and just to laugh. Coop has come up with another one of crazy schemes.

Maybe for insight into the minds of teenage boys? Although the characters are well drawn, their rather weird antics make them somewhat unrealistic.


But when push comes to shove, they are always there for each other. Still, pacing was a bit off in this one: Thanks for telling us about the calamd. At the beginning Matt waved off Coop’s idea of making a film, essentially calling it tomfoolery, but once Sean told the guys about his need for money, they instantly agreed to do it.