Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat.Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. Its the only time she doesnt feel like a mouse.Now, she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods.But this summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline. To top it off, Melly's not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock 'n' roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?...
|Title||:||Drum Roll, Please|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Drum Roll, Please Reviews
Full review to come, but it's safe to say that I liked this a lot.
Thanks to @kidlitexchange and @harperchildrens for the free book!
Happy pride month! I'm excited to feature a wonderful new #mglit book to add to your middle grade LGBT collections. DRUM ROLL, PLEASE releases on 6/26/18. Pre-order now!
4/5 for this book about rock n roll summer camp and first relationships by @lisajennbigelow
Melly and Olivia are best friends headed to two-week summer band camp. Melly is a drummer and Olivia plays bass. But then Melly's parents reveal ...more
Melly joined the band at school because her bold best friend Olivia joined. She also signed up for a summer band camp so she could be with her friend Olivia. The day before she left for camp, her parents told her they were getting divorced. Reeling from this news, Melly flounders a bit at camp. Olivia is making friends and spending time with other kids, and Melly isn't quite sure what to do with herself. Slowly, Melly discovers her own interests and finds confidence to speak up for herself, incl ...more
Bravo! Bravo! Lisa Jenn marches in time with this hit! She has a great ability to think and speak like a middle schooler. Her writing and dialogue tie in beautifully with the musical theme. They seem to sing off the page. I would have loved Melly and Adeline as friends when I was that age.
Darling...is my first thought. Young drummer Melissa is worth caring about, and I love her. It is not easy to write about sound [music], but Lisa Bigelow does a good job, and the park atmosphere is a splendid backdrop for this coming of age and self-discovery story. It's fun, it's sweet and it's real. You rock, Melissa! [And you too Lisa Jenn Bigelow].