The Otto Digmore Decision
The Otto Digmore Series: Book 2
by Brent Hartinger
Pub Date 15 Jan 2020
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"If we get caught, they'll throw us in jail. On the other hand, we'll have been involved in one of the craziest Hollywood stories I've ever heard, and maybe someone will want to turn that into a movie!"
Otto Digmore is back, still trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood (despite his facial scars), but frustrated by all the schemers who'll stab you in the back to get ahead.
But then Otto's good friend Russel Middlebrook sells a screenplay, a heist movie set in the Middle Ages — and Otto has been cast in an important supporting role! For twelve weeks, Otto and Russel will be on location together in England and Malta.
Problem is, once production is underway, it quickly becomes clear that the director is ruining Russel's script. If the movie ends up being the bomb that both Otto and Russel expect it to be, it could destroy both their Hollywood careers forever.
But Otto and Russel aren't willing to take that chance. Together, they hatch a crazy plan to make a good movie behind the director's back. But how far are they willing to go to save their careers? Are they willing to become exactly the kind of scheming backstabbers they always said they hated?
The Otto Digmore Decision is partly a caper story, partly a humorous Hollywood satire. It’s also an inside look at the struggles of anyone “different,” and it’s even something of a love story, except it’s one between two friends.
More than anything, The Otto Digmore Decision proves the old adage about creative pursuits: the most interesting drama always happens behind the scenes!
A Note From the Publisher
“Hits the narrative sweet spot.”– NPR’s All Things Considered
“Downright refreshing.”– USA Today
“The most artful and authentic depiction of a gay teen since .”– Horn Book Magazine
+ The author (who is a working screenwriter) is available for interviews, including podcast interviews.
+ By the author of Geography Club. Russel Middlebrook is a supporting character in this book.
+ Also available in an Audible audio edition.