Castration Celebration

Castration Celebration
By: Jake Wizner

Olivia does. She's done the research--after walking in on her dad fooling around with one of his grad students. On her way to an arts summer camp at Yale University, she's decided to write a musical called Castration Celebration.

Max, on the other hand, is a big fan of the penis--intact. As an actor, he always has the right line, especially for the ladies. He's going to camp to hone his skills, both acting and otherwise. And when Olivia and Max meet...oh, the drama! Olivia and Max have their roles down pat. Before camp is over, they'll preform Olivia's musical onstage and in real life--though the ending may turn out different than either expects.

Peppered with original songs like "Horny," "I'm in Love with Dick," and the titular, "Castration Celebration," Jake Wizner's a whole new level in a bawdy uproarious romp that's laugh-out-loud funny.

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My Rating: 3.5/5

This book was very popular in the book blogging world a little while ago. Initially, I had not heard of it but it was receiving such good reviews, and with a title like Castration Celebration, how could I resist?

So I must say, that this book really is as funny as other bloggers deemed it to be. It was thoroughly entertaining through and through. The main female character Olivia, is writing a play titled Castration Celebration for her summer writing class taking place at Yale University.

One of my favourite parts of this book is that you actually get to read Olivia's play. It's woven in with the remainder of the story. And let me tell you, the songs that Wizner came up with (for the play and for other purposes as well) are hilarious. (The Bella Swan Song is both slightly disturbing yet undeniably funny.) The songs were by far my favourite part of this novel.

The only thing lacking, I believe, is character development. But to be fair, this book is more of a fun, light read. I don't think deep character development is as necessary for this novel as for others. But still, I'm a huge fan of three dimensional characters and I didn't feel that the characters contained in this novel were as developed as they could have been.

Regardless, I still really enjoyed this novel. If you're looking for something really funny and entertaining to read, look no further.

Also, as you already may have guessed, given the title (and some of the summary), there is quite a bit of crude humor as well as sexual content in this book. So if you're not into that kind of thing, or are looking to buy this book for someone else (especially a young someone else) just be forewarned.


  1. What an interesting concept to build a book around!!! I do like the idea of reading the play within the pages..that is very cool. Sounds like it could be a fun read. thanks for the great review on this one!

  2. This book does seem lots of fun ^^

  3. Michelle come pick up your award!

  4. This sounds like such a fun read. I want to get a copy of this and read it over the summer. I am going to have to google The Bella Swan song :D




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