High Note

High Note

Paperback - 2016
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When she joins her friend Crissy's choir at Crissy's urging, Hailey discovers that she has real ability, but when the two girls compete for a role, Hailey must decide if the performance, or her friendship, is more important.
Published: [Victoria, British Columbia] :, Orca Book Publishers,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781459811119
1459811119
Branch Call Number: YA ROS
Characteristics: 118 pages ;,19 cm.

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vpl_teens Dec 15, 2016

High Note by Jeff Ross is about Hailey McEwan, a 17 year old who wants to be a singer. Her best friend, Crissy, is also a great singer. However, when a big role in Marriage of Figaro, Barbarina, is put up for casting, Crissy puts singing before friendship. Being best friends quickly turns into a tense rivalry. High Note is an easy and quick read. I liked how it was easily understandable, since I’m sure everyone has experienced rivalry of some sort, whether it be a big role like a role in an opera or just seeing who will do better on a spelling test. Something else I liked about it was it used small problems that were relatable, like how people are willing to cheat to help them win. However, something I disliked was how the book felt cut off. The end seemed as if the story could keep on progressing, but for some reason it ended early. Despite that, I think that the ending was okay, setting aside the fact of it feeling cut off. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a light, quick and easy read. Rating: 3.5/5.

Reviewed by Daphne J. for Teens Read it First, http://teensatvpl.tumblr.com/

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