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February 03, 2015

3 Star #Review of I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and songwriting legend Cynthia Weil's extraordinary YA debut opens the secretive doors of the Brill Building-the hit factory that changed history. Part Mad Men, part Grace of my Heart, part murder mystery, I'm Glad I Did is a coming-of-age story at an unforgettable cultural tipping point: the summer of 1963.

JJ Greene, a gifted 16-year-old songwriter, defies her lawyer parents by secretly applying for a job in the famed Brill Building-the epicenter of songwriting for a new genre called rock-n-roll. But their warnings about the evils of the music industry prove far darker than she imagined when she finds herself at the heart of a cover-up that involves hidden identity, theft, and possibly murder.

Story Locale: New York, NY



The behind the scenes parts of the music business were awesome.  The setting was great. But the story itself wasn't really all that memorable. 

The story did feel real and plausible but part just irked me.  The murder plot was very simple.  From other books I've read I wish it would have been more involved.  So this one is  debut that reads as a DEBUT!!  

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Meh 










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