Soul of the Band Author: K. L. Brady
Length: 250 pages
Language: Yes, some language
In a nutshell: The story of a DC teenage girl who finds herself spending her junior year of high school in a small town in Ohio.
Why I read the book: I was intrigued by the story of young people confronted with diversity issues. The backdrop of music was also a heavy draw for me. The author has won several awards.
How I found out about the book: There was a post card with several books by the author posted on a bulletin board at my government office. The cover of a teenage girl dressed as a drum majorette caught my eye.
Keepers: The plot felt good to me and I appreciated the story. The authors pacing was great, I couldn’t put the book down. The struggles seemed so real. Brandy’s diverse musical tastes were refreshing.
Recycle Bin: There were numerous grammar errors and spelling errors – I fought through them. Some of Brandy’s language seemed more mature than she was; then again it’s been awhile since I was in a junior in high school. I wanted more from the characters Jenny and Dorian.
Final Thoughts: This book helped me to read and visual young people and how they interact. I can’t wait for a sequel to the book.