Lewis Champion finally has it all. He's had the time of his life with his two best friends, on a wild road trip to spread his grandfather's ashes. Along the way he won the heart of his best friend, Jubilee Marshfield, too. And now, after an epic grounding from his parents, he and Jubilee are together like never before. Just as everything seems to be going great, though, Jubilee reveals that she's gotten into a prestigious college, and suddenly everything they have together is in jeopardy. So with the help of his best friend Shoe, Lewis begins a bold, daring plan to get into Jubilee's school, too. But nobody could expect what happens as they play out this bold plan. Especially Shoe. In the terrible aftermath as Shoe tries to deal with what he's been through, Lewis struggles to be the kind of friend he should. In this much-anticipated sequel to STEALING THE SHOW, Lewis has to fight with what he desperately wants for his future with Jubilee and what he needs to do to help his best friend Shoe. THE PLAY'S THE THING is a heart-wrenching, warm, funny story about the true meaning of friendship, the hard parts of being in love, and the ways we learn what's worth fighting for. Follow these drama kids as they use all the world as a stage and act on what they believe in most: each other.