Eyes Like Stars
By Lisa Mantchev
Paperback, 352 pages
2009, Square Fish
Bertie lives in a magical theater where the characters of countless plays come to life after the curtain falls. They are her family and friends, the only ones she’s ever known, after being mysteriously abandoned at the theater when she was a baby. Always one to cause trouble, Bertie is now on the verge of being thrown out of the theater, and must find a way to make herself useful in order to stay. But there is also a threat to the theater itself and Bertie must find a way to save the only home she’s ever known, and all the magical beings that live there.
This book sounded very promising. The back of the book does mention two men vying for Bertie’s love, but I must have overlooked that part, because I thought this was a middle-grade book and had it been written as one, I’m pretty sure I would have loved it.