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Tara Kelly

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All the Pretty Girls (2007) — Omslagsdesigner, nogle udgaver556 eksemplarer
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (2012) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles (2018) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer

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Drea doesn’t trust people much, partially because she’s almost always the new kid. She and her mom have moved all over the place and have just moved to Bellingham, WA to live with her Grandma Horvath, who insists on calling her Andrea and making really smelly food. The neighbor across the street, Naomi, offers to help them move in and Drea can’t decide if she’s serious or just being nice when she offers to jam with her when she sees Drea’s guitars and other instruments. Drea plays the guitar but she’s more into sound design but her mom tells her to avoid giving too many details about that when she meets someone new. Drea was finally diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome after many years and many doctors. The last doctor to confirm the diagnosis said Drea had “learned to cope well.” When Naomi suggests they start a band, Drea agrees even thought she’s nervous that Naomi might not mean it. When fellow new student, Justin, learns that they are interested in music, he offers to play keyboards in their band. Drea deals with her own anxieties about how her new friends perceive her and wonders why wild child Naomi likes her. As Naomi begins to spiral out of control, Drea leans more and more on Justin. What would Drea do if she lost her first real friend?… (mere)
Dairyqueen84 | 15 andre anmeldelser | Mar 15, 2022 |
Snakes Have No Legs
by Kelly Tills
This is a great nature book for the very young to explain the very difficult. It explains things in a simple but easy to understand concept that is enough for that age level. It also has humor and fun art to go along with the information. Really good for the beginner naturalist!
MontzaleeW | Sep 29, 2021 |
Rating: 3.75/5

AMPLIFIED was funny, sexy, full of music references, and would make a terrific movie!

Jasmine Kiss has a lot of nicknames: Cornflake Girl, little princess, high school band geek, but she is sick and tired of being labeled, of her father trying to control her life, pushing her over and over, constantly comparing to her mother… she wants her own life, to play on her guitar and make music, be part of a band. So she runs away from her home and lands on Santa Cruz with a broken car, her small savings and her guitar and a Diezel amp. She has to face now a whole packet of new problems: finding a nice room to rent, a job to pay for her car repairs and to convince the three guys’ owners of the house and members of the band “C-side” that she’ll make it worth their while. She must accomplish all of this and not count on the cute bassist for support because he seriously doubts she’s as good as she claims she is, and the worst of all he’s partly right because she has a major case of stage fright.

For a guitar-obsessed (such as myself) a book about a chick guitarist is not a chance I can bypass, however it was jam-packed with technical details that would probably confuse some readers who are not familiar with the terms. Even I, as advanced as I like to think I am, was a little sidetracked trying to imagine what it would sound like, how would the melody flow, the lyrics, hearing the beat in my head… and that distracted me from the reading and focusing, instead, on the actual story. One good thing though, I couldn’t resist to try out some notes and I found myself returning to my practices again :D

The chemistry between the band’s members was incredible; they were very different one from another but their fusion created some sparks. Each one had a unique relationship with Jasmine and they all helped her getting out of her shell and evolving into a guitar goddess and overcome her stage-fright. However the most important relationship wasn’t very well explored: her father. Their fight is what started it all and although they had a few calls and she kept thinking about him, it wasn’t satisfying for me.

I felt a little frustrated at the end, it was open and I hate open endings, I, however, changed my mind when I saw that there will be a second book! So Tara Kelly I’m waiting for more of Felix and C-side and… Sean.

… (mere)
Ash600 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 19, 2021 |
I absolutely loved reading more about C-Side. There's no sugarcoating here, Tara Kelly tells it true. That doesn't mean there's no heart - passion for music bleeds through every page. And there's more Jasmine-Sean goodness to devour too.
chronic | Mar 21, 2018 |


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