13 March 2013

Book Review No. 70

Guitar Notes by Mary Amato

Summary:  On odd days, Tripp Broody uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar.  Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument.  Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters.  On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room.  To Tripp, she's trying to become even more perfect--she's already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist.  But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected.  What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship.  Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart.  (taken from book jacket)

First Line:  "The clock-radio alarm drills into Tripp Broody's ears, and his eyelids open."

My Critique:  I found this book to be charming.  I read it in about 4 hours one lazy Sunday afternoon.  It's not deep or philosophical or any of that.  There are no earth shattering romances.  None of that.  And yet I found the characters endearing and charming and I quite enjoyed spending time with them.  It was sweet and sad and funny and all sorts of things in between.  Will it change your life?  No.  Am I glad I read it?  Yes.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in the afore mentioned book, Guitar Notes, are the sole views and opinions of the author and have nothing to do with me or my own views/opinions/beliefs...so get off my back. I am in no way affiliated with with afore mentioned author...except that one time in Vegas------------uh, nevermind...

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