Lissa's Review: The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Released: June 7th 2016
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance, Arts & Music
Length: 304 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
Kiki Nichols might not survive music camp. She’s put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she’s got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University’s music program. Except camp has rigid conduct rules—which means her thrilling late-night jam session with the hot drummer can’t happen again, even though they love all the same TV shows, and fifteen minutes making music with him meant more than every aria she’s ever sung. But when someone starts snitching on rule breakers and getting them kicked out, music camp turns into survival of the fittest. If Kiki’s going to get that scholarship, her chance to make true friends—and her chance with the drummer guy—might cost her the future she wants more than anything.
Four Boundless Stars
It's Kiki's dream to get a full scholarship in music. Following the dream of Opera. Who knew that the camp would be so intriguing? The Sound of Us, is full of Pop Culture references. It's quirky and I really enjoyed this story.
Kiki has to learn a lot and strives to prove her parents wrong. Because she's known for not following through.. On pretty much everything. This story didn't go the route, I thought it was going to go. I really wanted the best for Kiki but she's a teenager. And teenagers aren't always great listeners.
There's some great character development and your able to see Kiki go from a girl who was just totally unsure of herself. To someone that decided to take control of her life. She is super talented. If there is a #2 it would be interesting to see what happens with Kiki.
Overall, I give this this story a 4. I did enjoy it but it didn't hold my attention and I had to keep going back. I feel this is a perfect YA for the YA crowd. There's a lot of lessons to be learned and the strength it takes to really become who your supposed to be