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Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron
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Jan 01, 14

bookshelves: young-adult, contemporary
Recommended to Annalisa by: Jake
Recommended for: language
Read from December 07 to 11, 2013

3.5 stars

This is my cousin's son's favorite book (that's my cousin-once-removed for those of you following along). It reminded me of him so much that I had to keep reminding myself that this was Sammy, not Jake, and the story took place in Ohio, not Arizona. Great authentic voice, one that reads very much like a teenager as opposed to the overly intelligent teenagers in much of YA (view spoiler). A great read for music lovers out there, especially those deeply artistic ones who feel a bit on the fringe. I loved that the title came from a line in Macbeth that inspired another piece of literature:

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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