Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne - ADVISABLE

Dionne, Erin Notes from an Accidental Band Geek, 282  p. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011. $16.99 Language: G (0 swears, 0 'f') Violence: G, Mature Content: G.  Elsie wants to play her French Horn in the Boston Symphony Orchestra someday, but first she needs to get into the exclusive Shining Birches summer music camp.  To pad her resume, she's joined the High School Marching Band her Freshman year.  While earning the nickname "chicken", changing her horn for a Mellophone, making and losing friends and finding time to practice for the big audition;  Elsie wants to prove to her dad she can do it all. This fun read will engage clean teen romance lovers.  The foibles of a first year high school student who likes her horn better than her friends are funny and tender.  Recommend this to your favorite Band Geek.  MS, HS - ADVISABLE.  Lisa, Reading Teacher

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