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Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron
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Nov 23, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009, age-ya, arcs
Read in November, 2009

I received this book as an ARC from the publisher.

Sammy loves music. He loves it so much he's willing to be in a band with Joe, who scares the crap out of him. He loves it so much he can't see that his best friend, Jen5 (all the other Jennifer nicknames were taken), is in love with him. Music is his bond with his grandfather, who seems to be going a little crazy. Now Sammy's got a girlfriend, and his band, Tragedy of Wisdom, is going to enter a Battle of the Bands contest.

I fell in love with Sammy a little bit while reading this book. He's one of those kids who wears his heart on his sleeve and feels everything a little too much. He reminded me of Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower (who I also love). All the other characters felt like real people I might have met some time or another in my life, maybe back in high school in one of my art classes.

And, bonus, the book has a soundtrack! (a list, not an actual CD of music, but Perks also had a kind of soundtrack which I downloaded and love so hopefully this will be the same).
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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda didnt we meet in art class in high school?

Kate yes! do you still have that portrait I drew of you?

message 3: by Linda (new)

Linda yeah! it's one of the best pictures of me! :)

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