Saturday, January 24, 2009

Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss

Ellie Snow has been waiting for three years for this school year. This is the year that she is trumpet section leader and she plans on running a tight ship. She expects her section to be the best in the band, because this is her senior year and she wants this year's band to be the best ever.

Ellie is also juggling a strenuous academic schedule. She has set high goals for herself and allows for no distractions. She has a few close friends but has never had a boyfriend, or even been on a date. She had a horrible experience as a freshman that has plagued her for three years.

But one boy, Connor, arrives on the scene. He actually arrived late, and missed band camp-which Ellie was furious that he was still allowed to play in her trumpet section.

Will Ellie finally open her heart to another chance at love?

What I Thought:
I am almost to write this, but I will anyway.

I absolutely adored this book.

It is amazing how much Josie Bloss captured the workings and drama of a high school band organization. These groups have a persona of their own, and while each band has a different set of issues, in the end all band "geeks" can understand each other.

And as a band geek myself, I can totally relate. And that is why I devoured this book!

I think this book will be a hit with teens in a marching band, especially girls. I also think that people who marched in high school will also enjoy this book reminiscing about their own experiences and relating to all the drama. (And perhaps shudder at some of their own memories that are brought back to the surface from reading this book.)

Overall, a fun read.

Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss.


sandi said...

i have never heard of this book but as a band geek I must find it!

ttulizzy said...

It was a neat book. I had a friend read it for one of our classes and I had to pick it up.

If you live in Jackson it's at the Main Library. I also have the sequel that needs to be processed. We have it, it's just not ready to go out on the shelves yet.

sandi said...

Unfortunately I am not in Jackson.
I will either get it for my classroom or see if our school library has it (doubtful though bc I usually get books before she does)

ttulizzy said...

Cool! I'd check your local library first. Though it is a paperback and probably not to expensive.