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The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2016-releases, arcs, e-books

4.8

The Why
Charming, relatable and sassy story which felt like Pitch Perfect with a girl who just wants to sing.


Kiki is spending her summer in Krause which basically Pitch Perfect for opera lovers. At the end of the summer, there is the promise that the students will get a scholarship for a full ride to Krause in the fall for college. When she first gets there, she decides to shed her Planet Earth fangirl who is being pressured by her parents to go to their school if she gets sent home. I really liked the growth of Kiki and she really reminded me at moments which is great.

The Full Experience
Kiki along with her new friends Kendra, Jake, Brie, Norman, and others are such a great group of friends. Kiki really could be herself, but she had a few trust issues. I mean, I would too if my best friend knew I liked a guy but dated him anyway. There's also a mole amongst friends who are ratting people out and making opera camp more tense for everyone. Kiki really grew throughout the summer and realizing the strength she has to stand up against her parents and prove them wrong. To prove to them that this is what she wants to do. To prove to herself that she can get through the summer.

Final Thoughts
Kiki was one of the most charming characters I've read in a long time. She was also sassy and relatable as I read through the pages growing up in front of my eyes. I love the pop culture references along with the Tweets that started each chapter. It made it modern and fresh and I loved being in Kiki's head, because it was kind of like I was there, haha
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Reading Progress

May 26, 2016 – Started Reading
May 26, 2016 – Shelved
May 26, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 26, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-releases
May 26, 2016 – Shelved as: arcs
May 26, 2016 – Shelved as: e-books
May 26, 2016 –
4.0%
May 27, 2016 –
44.0%
May 27, 2016 –
56.0%
May 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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