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Like any normal sixteen year old, Lucy Karate longs for the perfect junior year. The petite brunette imagines herself having fun hanging out with friends, getting good grades, finally finding a boyfriend, and, above all, marching on The Battery. For Lucy, a member of the highly competitive Forrest Hills Flyers Marching Band, The Battery is a chance to actually march on the...more
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Published February 1st 2007 by iUniverse
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Dani
Well, this was rather different from my expectations.... First of all, it was an okay read. I think I'll probably read the second book just because I want to read the conclusion.

My main issues were: Unnecessary melodrama, our weak confused protagonist Lucy, the forced friendships between the bandies and most characters being flat.

So, it was really dramatic, everywhere. Everyone gets super intense just because of relationships between drumlines. I'm in the band too but I've never seen anything...more
Cana Rensberger
THE LINE is a novel for all those band geeks out there. If you are a percussionist, you’ll feel right at home as the Forrest Hills High School drum line prepares for a new season of football games and competitions.

Lucy has spent weeks preparing for her audition to be a member of The Battery. Once she makes it, she finds out that being the only girl on the line has special challenges. Especially when the hot cymbal player she’s been crushing on leaves no doubt that he’s interested in a relationsh...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.com

THE LINE is a novel for all those band geeks out there. If you are a percussionist, you'll feel right at home as the Forrest Hills High School drum line prepares for a new season of football games and competitions.

Lucy has spent weeks preparing for her audition to be a member of The Battery. Once she makes it, she finds out that being the only girl on the line has special challenges. Especially when the hot cymbal player she's been crushing on lea...more
Bj Whitson
Good depiction of high school marching band experiences. If you or your child went to Brookwood HS you'll have a good read with this one as Courtney is a Brookwood Bronco alumna
Anne
Good choice for music/band geeks

Lucy is an oboist in the band, but she is also auditioning for the drumline for marching band. She gets in (this isn't a spoiler, it happens in the 1st 3 pages) and she can't believe her incredible good fortune. Now if only she could say the same thing for her dating life... Well, be careful what you wish for because she has not one, but two, very desirable boys interested in her. And she's interested in them as well. Too bad one of them is the captain of their ri...more
Lexi
I am a band geek, and although I am not in the drum line, I did relate to alot of this. This is a great book for all band geeks, no matter what instrument you play. There is one thing I would say about this, and that is it needs to be edited more closely. I found many errors and confusing parts, and if I could edit it, I would make many minor, and major changes. But other than that, very good book. I would recommend it. :)
Mollie  (Bookdictive Reviews)
I am a biased band nerd--review to come. I can't wait to write this one. It's definitely a three star max for non band kids but four for band nerds.
Darkangel97
It was good, and I enjoyed the plot. It kept me interested, even in the slower parts, but there were many typos.
Courtney
May 21, 2008 Courtney rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, I am a bit biased - but it's a fun book and gives fictional voice to a demographic who definitely needs one!
Mitochondria94
the best story of music band ever!!!
Camilla
I thought it was pretty good.
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Ms. Brandt is proud to present The Line, and the additional novels in the complete series, A Fine Line, Keeping in Line, and The Line Up. Each of the novels was created for high school students and alumni in marching band. As a former drumline member, Courtney enjoys bringing a fictional voice to band geeks all over the world and is patiently waiting for Hollywood to wake up and realize her books...more
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