I have featured the prior two volumes in Janice Thompson's Backstage Pass trilogy here on MiscMayzee, but The Director's Cut takes the cake for the series.
I always liked Tia in the prior volumes and was really hoping to see her as the "star" in her her own volume, and was glad that she was able to take "center stage" in this book. (Yes, I'm all done with the puns now).
I think I ended up liking this book best because it was a bit more serious and had a more realistic humor than the other volumes which relied on a lot of kitsch and easy laughs instead of deeper character development and refined humor. While this book does go for a few cheap laughs and the easy mainstay of an uber-perky personality and limelight loving family member (in this case a sister), it does work beyond that to make both Tia and Jason interesting and fun to get to know better.
I would definitely recommend this volume and the other two books in this series, Stars Collide and Hello, Hollywood, but you can read this book first or solely and not really miss the back story behind the other characters...you are told all you need to know about them in this book.
The Director's Cut is available as of June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of
Baker Publishing Group.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this volume.