Year 12, Book 50

50. Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell

Fifteen year old Charlie Bloom is an amateur photographer who winds up being invited by an old schoolmate who is in a band that’s hit it big to come and take pictures of their shows to post on a fan site. Charlie hides in her photography as a way to escape her life at school where she is often bullied and her life at home where her widowed father is often not up to the job. Her experiences with the band throw her in a world she is unfamiliar with and she becomes involved in somewhat of a love triangle with two of the band members as well as trying to figure out why so many of the band’s lyrics sound like diary entries written by her dead mother.

This is apparently the first in a series of books and people seem to indicate in their reviews that the secret revealed is sort of mind blowing and leaves you on a cliffhanger. I apparently found that to be less of the case since I don’t remember how the book ends several weeks later as I write this, and I didn’t care enough about it to bother reading the next book in the series whenever it comes out. I give it a 5 out of 10.

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