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“Jasmine is a talented guitarist and a hard worker, but her almost crippling stage fright and defensive attitude create barriers that could end her dream before it starts. She is realistically imperfect but likable, and, with time, she convinces her bandmates and herself that she is much more than a spoiled wannabe.” ―School Library Journal
“…readers will be rooting for her [Jasmine] and her newfound family to make it big.” ―BCCB
“...inspiring, heartwarming, and engaging.” ―VOYA
“…an engaging story about a girl following her musical dreams, and readers will be drawn to Jasmine's wit.” ―Booklist
“Kelly's (Harmonic Feedback) background in music is evident in her electric descriptions of Jasmine's evolution as a performer.” ―Publishers Weekly
“A treat for industrial-rock lovers; a pleasant summer read for others.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Tara Kelly adores variety in her life. She's a YA author, one-girl-band, web designer, video editor, digital photographer, and literary agent intern. She lives in Oregon with her ten guitars, supercool bf, and a fluffy cat named Maestro.
It was pretty good, I was glad to see the writer actually knew what gear was. Instead of "her guitar" it was the prs and the gibson, though for anyone who doesn't know what... Read morePublished 4 months ago by morris taylor
Books that revolve around music are one of my book weaknesses. I think it comes from my secret wish that I could play an instrument myself. But alas, I never stuck with anything. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mariko
It was a fun, fluffy read for me. There were quite a few technical stuff related to music/instruments in the book that I didn't understand which made the flow... Read more
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Not many YA books focus on music. And out of the books that do, not many are good. Amplified is an exception. Read more
This was my favorite read of 2011. I loved every second of this book, and felt every emotion of the main character. Can't say enough good things about this book.Published on December 29, 2012 by Michelle S.
the story was a little bit cheesy, especially with all the adjectives and descriptions of the guitar sounds and music, but still really fun!Published on December 11, 2012 by JG
I liked this book. It was more realistic than many books and it was done well. The characters worked and had me thinking about them long after I put the book down. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by L. Z.
I was interested with this book until I got about halfway through then it sorta died for me. At some point I was angry with the main character for being such an idiot and really I... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Unknown
Every graduation ceremony is littered with students who feel obligated to make their parents happy, have their fleeting moment of freedom cut short by obligations, and are wildly... Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by OpheliasOwn