What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale, sequel to Jeff Baron's equally engaging I Represent Sean Rosen, shows how a savvy 13-year-old manages to swim with the sharks of Hollywood as he markets his great idea for a movie. No violence, drugs, or other troublesome issues arise in Sean's world, except some ethical ones about honesty and trust.
What's the story?
Far from Hollywood, 13-year-old Sean pits two Hollywood producers, both anxious to put his movie idea on the big screen, against each other. When one of them learns where Sean lives via his public Web address, Sean's dream starts to fall apart. He receives some sage advice from a Hollywood pro, and we're primed for the next installment of Sean's brilliant career.
Is it any good?
SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE presents a pleasant, relaxed world: Sean's parents love each other, he cares for the neighbor's dog, the bully in Book 1 of the series has been tamed. But author Jeff Baron succeeds in spinning a complicated ethical web for young Sean.
In trying to figure out whom to trust among the Hollywood types bidding for his talents, Sean himself gets caught in a huge lie. The author slyly asks his readers what they wouldn't do to make it in Hollywood. It's a fun, light-handed morality tale.
Families can talk about...
Families can discuss the importance of being truthful in business. How is Sean's behavior like, and unlike, his criminal grandfather's?
How does Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale compare with the first book in the series? Would you like to read more novels about Sean? Why, or why not? Do you know anyone like him?
Is it ever OK to pretend to be someone else?