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Blue Noise

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Ash is drooling over his favorite guitar—the one he can't afford—when he meets Charlie Novak. One jam session later and Charlie convinces Ash to play in his band. But it'll never work. Bands never do. Erin is wandering down a corridor at school—overthinking things as usual—when she runs into Charlie. Literally. The guy is a fruit loop with his weird hair and hyperactive ra ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Random House Australia (first published 2010)
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Watermelon Daisy
Jan 05, 2012 Watermelon Daisy rated it really liked it

I thought that, at first, it'd just be like a romance-based book. Kind of cheesy and just half-hearted. The cover seemed pretty neat.

One of the best examples of third person I've ever seen. The writer manages to switch points of views while still living up to the "third person never gets old" routine. I love her writing style, and the way she manages to make me laugh a lot.

Amazing plot. It made me laugh, it made me sad and it made me feel things. I was enchant
May 19, 2016 Amy rated it liked it
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First of all, this was an impulse buy, I thought the title sounds good, so I got it. I am never good with summaries, but let's try, this is about a few teenagers starting up a band and their journey on getting the band going. Supposedly there are two main characters, Erin and Ash, but I think the character that stood out the most is Charlie, he just transferred to Erin and Ash's school but he is able to make friends and gather people together to form a band since it was his ultimate dream. He is ...more
Kat at Book Thingo
Blue Noise is easy to read, and the protagonists are likeable and easy to relate to. Oswald’s style doesn’t offer any surprises, and I found some parts awkward and infodumpish, but it does have its own charm. There’s a sweet honesty in the idea of teenagers who aren’t rebels, but who display courage in their own, non-earth-shattering ways.

Also interesting is the way Oswald delves into both Ash’s and Erin’s points of view. There’s something here for both male and female readers, including an oppo
Mar 23, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book is sometimes simple, sometimes complex, but all the time beautiful. The storyline is made unique and the characters grow on you; they develope and you can relate to them because they're so, so realistic. I felt myself becoming attached to them and by the end I felt like crying because I knew it was all over.

The main characters are brought together by an eccentric, likeable character who pushes them all together and form a band. While it sounds simple, the language and way the book is w
Feb 26, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I feel like I'm a bit old for this book, so I wasn't super engrossed for a long time in this novel. But bit by bit it grew on me. I really really like the main characters and their quirky though distinct, believable and relatable personalities are great. They each have their own problems, talents and good fortune and are all basically good people learning and loving music while also learning to love themselves and eachother. I feel like if I had read this book five years ago it really would have ...more
Rach Arthur
Feb 07, 2010 Rach Arthur rated it liked it
This is the kind of book that forces you to listen to the type of music that normally makes you beat your head against a brick wall, simply because the characters love it so much. Passion is definitely infectious, and that’s what turns Blue Noise from a standard teen novel into something more engaging.
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Debra Oswald is a Sydney-based playwright and author. She began writing as a teenager and sold her first radioplay at 17. Since then, she’s made her living as a writer for film, television, stage, and radio, as well as publishing a number of novels for children.

Debra has written extensively for the stage and is best known for her play Dags, which has had many productions both in Australia and over
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