September 09, 2018

#BookReview of Between the Notes by @sharonwrote


Between the Notes
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: HarperTeen
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
About the Book: When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.

And it isn’t pretty.

Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

Debut author Sharon Huss Roat crafts a charming and timely story of what happens when life as you know it flips completely upside down.






About the Author: 
Sharon Huss Roat grew up in Lancaster County, Pa., and now lives in Delaware with her husband and two children. She is the author of HarperTeen novels BETWEEN THE NOTES (June 2015) and HOW TO DISAPPEAR (August 2017)


   
Do I Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: Between the Notes is the kind of book that makes you grateful for what you have. I can relate to Ivy and her family's struggle. When the recession hit, I think in like 2008-ish, my family lost their home and we had to move with some family members in another state. It was hard and sad. Ivy's family has to learn to live more simply and be thankful for what they do have and i had to do the same. The importance of family resonates throughout the beautiful writing. Ivy uses music as a coping method for her sadness. For me, it was reading. I could get away from everything bad. It is an intriguing story that will captivate you from beginning to end. It is a quick contemporary, so I would recommend it to everyone. 

 









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