So I’ve been stumbling upon old reviews that I drafted somewhat but never finished. I thought about scrapping them entirely but then I thought, mmm…better not. That was a very niche Pitch Perfect joke.
For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends—loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for—she can weather any storm. But when Sophie’s beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it’s her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town’s only claim to fame, to come back to Acadia to headline a fundraising festival. The only problem is that Megan has very publicly sworn never to return. What ensues is a journey filled with long-kept secrets, hidden heartbreaks, and revelations that could change everything—along with a possible fifth best friend: a new guy with a magnetic smile and secrets of his own.
The story in this book gave me a couple of twists, one of which I didn’t see coming (which is rare for me! …okay it would probably be less rare if I read things such as thrillers but since I don’t I can say I like the twists in the YA novel). As always, I loved Emma Mills writing because she produces realistic characters. It didn’t rate higher because the story wasn’t one that had me pulled in and non stop reading. While I wouldn’t consider this a reread, overall I laughed out loud a few times while reading and enjoyed the ride.
Here are some quotes that I loved!
“Nice to meet you,” August said.
“That’s what I’ve heard, I replied.”
“Were you eating cold lasagna?” I asked, scooping pasta remains into the Tupperware while he wiped up the trail of sauce.
“But the microwave is right there. Love yourself!”
“She knows everything,” Flora said. “She’s like the internet.”
She was possibly better than the internet sometimes. I’d volunteered there since freshman year, and Mel had never once redirected to an ad for male enhancement.
“Sammy.” He snapped his fingers. “Patty. Patty Weaver. Oh yeah. She makes a great lemon tart.”
“I heard she also makes responsible children.”