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A relatable novel about unrequited love, rock ’n’ roll, and what you find when you go searching for yourself.

Sixteen-year-old Nora Wakelin has always felt like an outsider in her own family. Her parents and older sister love her, but they don’t understand anything about her: not her passion for music, not her all-encompassing crush on her bandmate Daniel (who is very much
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2019 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
* Thank you Penguin Teen Canada for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review *

ACTUAL: 4.5/5 stars

This story follows Nora, an adoptive daughter, a talented bass guitarist, and is currently in love with someone who is in love with someone else. Along with her fellow band mates, she's on a road trip across the state to not only play music (and maybe even get scouted), but to find out information on her biological mother. With three stops for three gigs, and three addresses of potential pa
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Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
MY OPINION: ***

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This book is set to release pretty soon and I'm excited to hear other opinions about it! I feel like I had fairly high expectations, which is unusual for me and ARCs because it's so close to its release.

Nora lives by music. She's in a band called Blue Miles with her three friends, Daniel, Cameron, and Flynn. She has a crush on Daniel but he's madly in love with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Darcy (who was honestly AWFUL).
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J. B. Howard studied Theater, Music, and Screenwriting at the University of Southern California. During that time she wrote short stories, screenplays, stage plays, and one "drawer novel." After graduation, she traveled around New Zealand for one year; there, she pruned grapes on a vineyard, waited tables, taught yoga at a women's gym, spent one whole month living in a tent, and was an extra in a ...more