Speaking as a teenage girl who's recently left school and has a passion for music-making, this story really resonated with me. Never before have I wanted more to be in a band! This story will make you laugh and cry and groan as the main character takes you through the whirlwind of dating, making friends and surviving high school. However, I think what really makes this story worth reading is the things that I've never experienced (e.g: the American schooling system, an alcoholic family member, my mother's death etc.) but felt just as strongly through Maggie Blackman. If the main character experiences it, you do too and it is completely believable.
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