Sunday, July 15, 2018

She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah by Ann Hood - ADVISABLE

She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by Ann Hood, 252 pages. Penguin Random House, 2018. $17.

Language: G (0 swears o 'f'); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. 



6th grader Trudy Mixer is the president of the Robert E. Quinn Beatles Fan Club, the first one in Rhode Island and the most popular after school club . . . for a while. Now the membership of 23 has dwindled to 4. Even Michelle, Trudy's best friend is now attending the Future Cheerleaders Club. When Trudy's dad buys 4 tickets to the Beatles concert in Boston, Trudy begins to make plans to meet Paul McCartney and regain her popularity! But when Trudy's dad goes to Japan on business and her mom breaks her leg and can't drive to Boston, Trudy has to rely on the club members to help make her dreams - and theirs - come true. 

This story had many layers - it's about the drive to be popular, the changing relationship with your parents, the 60's, growing up, and seeing people in a different way. Everyone has problems, some hide them better than others. There's a little background knowledge necessary to really appreciate the Beatles - song lyrics are quoted but without the tune it just isn't the same.  

Lisa Librarian

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