Black, Allyson, Scarlett and Crimson: A Light in the Darq. Simon and Schuster Children’s Books, 2009. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G
The Battle of the Bands is a week away and Scarlett and Crimson are not ready. While planning for their big night, the girls realize that they need a bass player that will fit the band’s darq style, love of black, and love of nighttime. Will they find someone who will fit in and be able to learn the part in time for Battle of the Bands?
A cheesy book that has a limited appeal. The characters are a little one-sided. The plot drags. The message, however, is inspiring. Readers who like goth novels, bands, and friendship stories will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.