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The book opens the morning after graduation with Adelaide in her study listening to tunes and writing lyrics in her song journal. She is penning her first great "hit" when her cell phone begins to ring incessantly. She finally returns the call to Alexa who demands that she comes to the mall asap because it is an emergency that only can solve.
When she gets to the mall she learns that Alexa's lead singer has abandoned the band at the most critical time ever: the day of the Bridgetown Battle of the Bands. Alexa's band is signed up for the critical contest and $5,000 is a stake as well as the shot at a recording contract. Alexa begs her best friend to lead the band in the battle.
If she accepts, Adelaide has just nine hours to learn three songs and perform them before the biggest audience for which she has ever performed. On top of that, the former band leader is Alelaide's former boyfriend who is an egomaniac now leading a competing band in the contest. They don't know if he will use their band's old material; so, Adelaide and the band have to come up with three brand new songs to sing. To make matters worse, some of the band members just want to call it quits because they have doubts that the band will be ready in time for the night's performance.
Against all odds, Adelaide decides to accept the challenge. Will the band overcome and win the battle, the money, and the ultimate prize of a recording contract?
My thoughts: As a writer, I don't like to tear down another writer. I will offer constructive criticism, however. The beginning of the story is told in an old style narrative format that I think some younger readers will find hard to follow. Part of the weakness is that the author tells the story and does not show the action as it unfolds. He summarizes and tells the story so that the reader is not drawn into the action. The story takes off in the second chapter, however, and improves greatly.
The positives of the story only slightly outweigh the negatives. The messages of hard work paying off real dividends and holding onto your dreams despite the odds are amplified in this very short story. The story does not end in a cliché way, however.
I recommend this book preferably to the young people either in body or in spirit.. I suppose that the book impacted me in the face of all their difficulties that day of the Battle of the Bands contest that they were in and had some many things to do and the fact that they actually had to begin almost at the beginning to have their acts on the stage ready for that night's show with little bit of nothing because of Jason quitting their band and not giving the rest of the band much notice at all.This was quote a feat . But you will have to read it for yourself as it would not be good to give away all the rest of how this story pans out now would it? I gave Tyler five stars because of all the creativity and great plot in his story that made one want to hurry and finish the story! Thank you Tyler for allowing me to read this book free on exchange for my doing the reviews for you! By Angela L.