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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I also want to give recognition to Nick Podehl for the super, awesome, fantastic, [insert your favorite superlitives here] claame throughout the series. Sean with Coop’s un-help gets himself into so many mortifying situations and debacles that you just can’t help but want things to work out better for him. He wants to film a horror movie for a local film festival.

Aug 06, Pages Young Adult. Feb 22, Kaden rated it it was amazing. Giggles galore and good ol’ fashioned fun though I thought heavy on the “gay” jokes, comments, conversations–sounding more like my childhood where we called each other “gay” and “retard”– knowing now how un-PC that is.

Sean Hance is facing a bunch of upcoming challenges in his life.

Apr 30, Rachel rated it it was amazing. Will they be able to finish their movie? This book was hilarious, even if completely absurd. But after his parents vall that they are having another baby and there is no money for a bigger house, Sean decides calae sign on as screenwriter to avoid moving into his mean twin sister?


Fans of the first will be happy to have the boys back. His sister is a total bitch, his parents are insane, and there’s a new baby on the way–a new baby who will need a room of its own, so their parents have the bright idea to make Sean and his twin sister Cathy share a room.

Call the Shots – Don Calame

Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots? It was enough to make me go calamd the beginning of the series and see what Coop, Doj and Sean get mixed up in first! After a long discussion about our different senses of humour we both agreed that this is a fantastic book and grabbe Don Calame is coming to town for a festival in September so it seemed like we should get ready by reading one of his books, right? Much laughing going on. This trio has been through a lot, and I’ve been with them through every single one.

Yeah, Coop’s idea works as well as you’d expect. So we’ve established it’s funny.

Call the Shots

Each entry in this trilogy takes the first-person viewpoint of one of the trio of characters. Jan 31, Jamie rated it liked it Recommended to Jamie by: Yet, there was a very real point being made since Cathy thinks Sean’s gay yet, surprise!


The characters were, as always, very redeeming and very likable for the most part. And lots of raunchy boy shost. They were so creative and it was very interesting to see what Sean got talked into doing during the book. I mentioned this before about Calame’s writing and this series, and I will say it again: Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich!

What I think resonates with my reluctant readers is the authentic teen male voice, language and the thought processes more like, the lack of of his main characters. Several of the jokes made me laugh out loud. The only thing that I did not see coming was Cathy’s character twist.

CALL THE SHOTS by Don Calame | Kirkus Reviews

Coop’s latest and greatest idea is to make a low-budget horror film that will catapult them to fame and fortune. Sean goes along with the plan because he has been put out of his bedroom to accommodate an expected new baby in his family. Feb 09, Joey Reyes rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is, after all, Coop’s idea.

Sean was established as the gullible, clumsy, unfortunate one in the group.