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Zero by Tom Leveen
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really liked it
bookshelves: arc, contemporary, for-review, romance

What a great way to introduce punk. I found myself reminiscing about the days I had friends in bands, how we’d load up their musical instruments in several different vehicles and unload them through the VIP section of the club/bar. Although they weren’t punk rockers, it definitely reminded me of their great shows and the excitement of being backstage. And no, I wasn’t a groupie. I saw enough of those. lol

Amanda, a.k.a. Zero, is an aspiring artist who lives in Arizona, which is another part of the book I loved, since I grew up in Phoenix. Every time she talks about Camelback Mountain, I almost squealed.


Amanda is also into the punk rock scene. While at one of the local joints, Gothic Rainbow is playing, and she can’t help but notice the hot drummer, Mike. After initially working up the nerve to talk to him, their relationship buds into something more serious. Both Amanda and Mike don’t have the best home life, though. Together, they work through their parental problems, all while Amanda figures out what she wants to do artistically and Mike figures out what to do musically. Obviously, art and music are a fantastic duo. ;)

I will say that I held my breath at the end. I was like, NOOOOOOO! But there was redemption with the hat (I won’t give any spoilers). I wasn’t as happy with the ending as I thought I would be. But hey, that’s life, and this is one realistic piece of fiction.

Overall, if you’re looking to read something out of the ordinary, something with a little art and music thrown together in a story about awkward first love and finding one’s place in the world, then this is the book to read.

**ARC courtesy of publisher via NetGalley

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Reading Progress

August 1, 2011 – Shelved
August 1, 2011 – Shelved as: arc
August 1, 2011 – Shelved as: contemporary
August 1, 2011 – Shelved as: for-review
March 17, 2012 – Started Reading
March 19, 2012 – Shelved as: romance
March 22, 2012 –
page 90
March 23, 2012 –
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63.16% "Loving this book!"
March 23, 2012 – Finished Reading

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