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3.48  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When seventeen-year-old Veronica Montez and her best friend Lia discover their favorite hangout’s about to go bankrupt, they put together a benefit concert to try and rescue the grungy Laundromat-slash-rock venue. All they need’s a guitarist to round out their new punk band so they can headline the show. Enter Lia’s virtuoso brother, Jake, who unexpectedly drops out of col ...more
Published March 28th 2011 (first published February 21st 2011)
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May 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just could not get into this. I have no idea why, but I couldn't. I would love to try reading it again sometime, but for now I'm shelving it. ...more
Bianca B
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In 1994, I was seven years old. Admittedly, I don’t really remember much except for playing a lot of old-school Sega, quoting back lines from The Simpsons when the seasons were still memorable and my school winning a competition to go see The Secret Garden. In Elizabeth Myles’ Fear and Laundry, you really feel as if you’ve been transported all the way back there.

Living in Carreen in small town Texas, 17 year old Veronica Montez is rather subdued compared to her best friend and partner in crime,
Laura Martinelli
At the risk of sounding dismissive of self-published e-books, this was a lot better than I expected. It’s not the best new book I’ve read in a while, but it was a lot of fun to read. (Again, I don’t want to be dismissive of all self-pubbed e-books, but my track record with them so far hasn’t been the greatest.)

I had fun reading this. It’s a very light and easy read, so it was good to pick up while I was in-between books. Veronica’s not the most engaging character, she’s pushed around by Lia and
Tracy Michelle
I received this through a first reads giveaway.

I'm going to try something different format wise for this review. Hopefully it will help me keep everything more organized.

First Thoughts: I'll be honest, the whole reason I enter the giveaway for this book was because I liked the title and the cover. That said I must add that I was pretty excited to read it as well. According to the back synopsis it's about a senior in high school trying to figure out what to do after graduation which is something
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
The writing was a bit difficult at first—it was different then other contemporary styles—it was a mixture of someone telling a story along with actual dialogues. I wasn't liking it at first but it was actually quite good and new for me.

This was good but I think I liked The Real You more. There is a sequel which I will be reading but it is from Veronica's pov as well so I dunno a bit wary about that.

The story revolves around Veronica and her bestfriend's and/or band members tying to help their f
Miranda Moore
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I'm taking a break from my "1001 books to read before you die" list in order to read a bit more of what I call "comfort" reading. Comfort reading, in my own definition, is lighter books that allow me a chance to escape from every day stresses. Since this is my last night of winter break and I take a big exam that will decide my fate in 6 days, any spare time has been dedicated to any comforts I can get.

I first read Fear and Laundry back in 2012 and I loved it. Mostly because I grew up during the
Jul 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars

Elizabeth Myles, author of Fear and Laundry, took me back to 1994, and made me long to hang out at Lynch’s, the local Laundromat, rock venue and food joint.

Fear and Laundry was a creative and charming read that cost only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle.

My only big critique is about the writing style/tense. I am not sure what exactly it was (I keep trying to pinpoint it), but the writing style/tense made the story hard
Michele Minor
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Lia and Veronica are two best friends who are trying to keep their favorite hangout from closing down by organizing a benefit concert. Veronica is a senior in high school who is not sure about what she wants to do with the rest of her life while trying to play in her best friend’s band and dealing with high school. The book is set in the summer/fall of 1994 before the Internet and cell phones became widespread. Lia’s brother Jake is also home from college as well where he was the child prodigy. ...more
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fear and Laundry is really kind of cute, though doesn't really require much heavy lifting, mentally. In a nutshell:
Music lovin', zine makin' teens form band and put on benefit to save the community laundromat/performance space. Has light romance, mixed signals, a "Curt Kobain-type", etc.

Worth a read.

Kaci Wilson
May 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway and I absolutely loved it. The characters were very believable and felt like my best friends. I enjoyed the story and all of the surprises that came along with it. I can't wait for more books by Elizabeth Myles!! ...more
Finished reading this like 30 seconds ago. It was nice and sweet but predicatable. Distracted me, fortunatley, from homework but was still nice
May 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Good book, the characters were so real, the story was super fun and easy to read. You could really identify with the characters, i liked that.
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Elizabeth Myles loves rock, metal, and pop music, caffeine, and horror movies.

She is a graduate of Lone Star College-Tomball and the University of Houston. Her prize-winning short fiction appeared several times in Inkling the Creative Arts Magazine of LSC-Tomball, and her previous novel, Fear and Laundry, was honored as a notable entry in the teen category of Shelf Unbound Magazine’s Writing Compe

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