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(Not Quite) The Same Old Song

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When her brother relapsesagainand disappears with the rent money, Darcy Andrews is forced to pawn the one thing that means the most to her. Her guitar, Darlene. Suddenly the plus-size teens plans for a stress-free summer before senior year are washed down the drain. Now she must earn enough money to get her brother the help he needs and to buy Darlene back.

Enter Grey, the
Published April 5th 2019 by Evernight Teen
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Darcy has a heart of gold, too bad it has had cracks that began when her father left, leaving her family struggling to survive. When her brother took the hard won rent money to feed his addiction, she had to pawn the one thing that she treasured from the bottom of her very soul, her fathers guitar. Now she must do all she can to earn enough money to get it back, help with bills and avoid falling for the boy who now plays it.

(NOT QUITE) THE SAME OLD SONG by Lindsey Ouimet depicts all of the
Zøe Haslie
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
People are allowed to change for the better, you know. But its kind of hard when you wont let them.

*I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This book was just so everything! I was hooked from the first sentence and it had me craving to know more about Darcy and her struggles (and about Grey, duh). In fact, Id have a hard time if someone asked me to name one negative thing about it.

To being with, I found the plot original in itself, but what I really loved about the story was
Mary S. R.
I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to the publisher, Evernight Teen!

When her brother relapsesagainand disappears with the rent money, Darcy Andrews is forced to pawn the one thing that means the most to her. Her guitar, Darlene. Suddenly the plus-size teens plans for a stress-free summer before senior year are washed down the drain. Now she must earn enough money to get her brother the help he needs and to buy Darlene back.

Enter Grey,
Alyson Stone
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-fic, arc
Book: (Not Quite) The Same Old Love Song
Author: Lindsey Ouimet
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher, Evernight Teen, for sending me this ARC.

So, once again, this was a book that I went into knowing nothing about. The only reason I picked this one up was because the title sounded cool and I was in the mood for a contemporary. You know what Im talking about: a new guilty pleasure book. While this one wasnt as strong as the most recent music book Ive read, it
The biggest mistake I made with this book was picking it up while also picking up two other books. I was feeling adventurous - I was gonna spend my birthday weekend binge reading, but I failed cause it got busy and I had no time to read whatsoever. Then Monday came and I attempted again. And this book definitely stood out.
I found (Not Quite) The Same Old Song impossible to put down. I was captivated by the story from the beginning, it's both genre-wise and trope-wise right up my alley. I really
3,5 Stars

Not only did the book's cover remind me of "Eleanor & Park", but also several ingredients to the plot: girl from a dirt-poor family that is not exactly skinny but loves music a lot and is bullied at school by the popular kids. The story itself is of course very different from Rowell's famous YA-book, and is toward the end taking a "Pretty in Pink"-turn. Will the guy stand up for his girl against his rich friends who only make fun of her?

Although the story is only a standard
Lindsey Ouimet
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I hope you all enjoy reading Darcy's story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pitch-wars
I read this one as Lindsey and I were PitchWars 2017 buddies; the voice and writing are incredible and I can't wait to read the final version!
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Not Quite) The Same Old Song was an overall a quick and enjoyable read. It followed the main character, Darcy, as she balanced living a normal teenage life (i.e. crushes, the stress of applying to college, and friends) with a not so normal teenage life (i.e. a brother in jail, working insane hours to help her mom pay the bills, having to sell her stuff to make enough money). After pawning off her most beloved guitar, Darcy sees her longtime crush, who happens to be the most popular guy at ...more
Brittany Smith
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There arent enough words to describe how sweet and funny and loveable this books is!

Darcy has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her addict brother has disappeared again and stolen the rent money. So to get by Darcy pawns her beloved guitar to make ends meet.convinced that she cant rely on anyone and that she wont get a better deal in life. To blow off some steam she agrees to go to a concert with her best friend and thats when she shes him- Grey Addams, with her guitar! After the initial
Jessica Mortimer-brown
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really dont know where to begin, how can I put these emotions into coherent words?

I am in love.

Ive just finished reading this beauty after not really knowing where this was going to end and oh my goodness my heart is full and sloshy, the happiness and sheer love for this story is unbelievably unexplainable.

First off Darcy and Grey are just adorable together and throughout this book I couldnt keep a smile off my face, I laughed and well cried a good few times, actually even got mad at Grey
Moony MeowPoff
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Got this at Netgalley in exhange for a honest review

Damn. I loved this one, alot! Darcy Clementine has insecurities and faults like any other human being, but she's also awesome and funny and i just connected with her so much! I rooted for her and Grey all the way through. Some characters i wanted to kick where the sun don't shine, but i think that was the authors intensions all along. But i am very glad got to read this one!
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-lit-realistic
Lindsey Ouimets writing style gets better with every new book. She writes realistic, flawed characters who grow throughout the book. Expect great things from this author!! ...more
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Not Quite) The Same Old Song by Lindsey Ouimet is a young adult romance, mixed with a lot of family issues. Darcy Andrews family is poor, and she pawns her prized possession, her guitar, to help her mother pay bills. Darcy older brother stole money from their mom for drugs, Which he has done in the past. Darcy works hard to get her guitar back, but she never seems to have enough money. One night when Darcy goes to see some bands, she sees Grey, son of the pawnshop owner playing her guitar. I ...more
Kourtney Flippen
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was beautiful! I loved the story and I loved the characters. Every character was super relatable, you could find a piece of yourself in each character or you could find yourself relating wholeheartedly with one character. In this book you follow Darcy, she is a badass but she finds trouble seeing that in herself. You watch her character grow through the book with her self confidence and he confidence in other people. I really enjoy this story, it was a quick read but you didnt lose ...more
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Darcy Andrews loves her guitar, Darlene, but knows that her family could use the money. She pawns her guitar because her brother, Quinn, has an addiction and needs to go to rehab.

Darcy ends up giving guitar lessons to one of the most popular boys in her school, Grey.

This story is not quite the same old song. This book deals with family dynamics where money is an issue, addiction is discussed openly, and the
Emma Kiely
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an Arc of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This was a seriously adorable read.
I honestly loved it.
These characters were amazing I loved them all but especially grey!
Darcy was also an awesome character really strong and independent which I loved.
Overall I couldnt put this book down and absolutely adored it.
5 stars.
I received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Darcys life isnt easy. She and her mom are barely scraping by when her brother steals their rent money for drugs. Darcy is forced to pawn her most prized possession: her guitar that had belonged to her dad. A few days later, Darcy is shocked to discover the pawn shop owners son Grey playing it at a gig with his band. Darcy hatches a plan to reunite with Darlene, while also getting closer to Grey.

Originally, I was going to say
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm really not sure what to think about this? On the one side, I really like Darcy. I didn't at first, but as the story progressed she absolutely grew on me. I loved how sassy she was and how she took absolutely no shit. It's something I wish I could do personally and something I wish I was capable of as a teenager, as well. I liked the fact that she represented poor people, because it's not often I see poor people represented in young adult. I also like how she had body confidence issues, which ...more
Stephanie Hodgson
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
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Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 4-star
I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for a review, thanks!

This novel as a contemporary YA romance also explores complex family issues with protagonist, Darcy shown to live a tough life. Darcy's presentation as a struggling teenager, not just with internal confidence struggled but also with external family issues is something that is refreshing to YA as often a novel is only able to really focus one aspect. This novel handles these topics brilliantly, with Darcy
Laura Dvorak
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up.

I wanted to love this book but couldn't quite get there. The first and last quarters of were the strongest, but I had to slog through the middle. I think Darcy is fairly well-developed as a protagonist, but I wanted much more from the tertiary characters (particularly Maddie and Darcy's mother). Grey is your classic YA hero: sweet, a little doofy, incredibly appealing at 17 and far less so at 27. While I felt the conflict between Grey and Darcy at the end was believable, I
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
Darcy sure has a lot going on in her life. She is responsible for so much that is beyond her years. Her dad is an ass, her brother is an addict, and her mom relies on her way too much.
Grey is a typical YA boy in a band. Sweet but a little dorky. His father is a pain.
I understood Darcys insecurity. She is well written and realistic. I could see who she was and how she thought. She was tired of being teased about her weight and she wants her
John Clark
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It could have gone south easily, but this story stayed solid and snarky all the way to the end. I read it in one sitting and very much liked the mix of characters. There will be many teens who identify with Darcy's living situation and her gritty determination to succeed. Others will relate to her because of an addicted sibling, or because they've been abandoned by a parent, but still feel a connection. In sum, this has wide appeal potential for teen readers.
CJ Simone
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(Not Quite) The Same Old Song is such a precious story with lovable characters! The writing style and voice are very engaging, making it an easy and fast read. I was rooting for Darcy throughout. I highly recommend the book and look forward to reading more by Lindsey Ouimet!

Ceci moreno
Apr 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Got a ebook copy for a honest review.
I was able to identify with some of the characters. The story talks about some real life struggles, that are mature but easy for young readers to follow. Definitely recommend it if yall want to try something new.
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great story full of friends and a steamy romance. What more could a girl ask for? I adored this book!
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
First of all, thanks to NetGalley and Evernight Teen for approving my request and sending me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.
You have to know English isnt my first language, so feel free to correct me if I make some mistakes while writing this review.

When Darcy's brother Quinn steals all the money for rent in order to use them on drugs, Darcy is forced to pawn her beloved guitar Darlene to help her mother and no matter how many shifts she takes at her job, the day she will finally bring

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Jen Solak
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was like a satisfying piece of cake, there was plenty of sweet frosting found in the attraction and relationship between the main characters as well as some really great friendships and it was well balanced with a solid cake of complex family, financial, and self-image issues. It was hearty enough to make the story relatable and feel satisfying while reminding the reader of sweet first love, how great kissing can be, and how sometimes just being called Darlin by the right boy can say ...more
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Lindsey Ouimet is an author and fan of young adult literature. When not obsessing over fictional characters, she spends most of her time watching bad reality television, forgetting about the tea she just made, and refreshing her Twitter feed. She lives in Georgia with her husband and small army of pets.

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