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Friday, April 17, 2009

Band Geeked Out

Band Geeked Out by Josie Bloss (April 1st 2009—Flux)

Grade: 2 stars out of 5

Summary: “Senior year is here, and trumpet goddess Ellie Snow is facing her toughest decision yet. When she gets accepted to an all-girls college out east (which doesn’t have a marching band), Ellie’s lock-step life and future plans are thrown totally out of sync. Confusion abounds when she visits the beautiful campus and meets Alex, a girl who’s free and fun—and completely unlike anyone she’s ever known.

Will Ellie trade the familiar safety of home and her cute sophomore boyfriend, Connor, for the cool newness of . . . something else?”

Review: Do you guys remember my rant about the Conner and Ellie duo? It’s back with a whole new fire. Okay so the last book the relationship was not all too good but it had its moments that made me smile. In the sequel, however, all I could do was cringe and shake my head. It was a rollercoaster of bad decisions, awkward conversations, and an abrupt breakup that later defended…somewhat.

Ellie was beyond annoying here. Selfish, selfish, selfish. It she could not get her way then watch out, Hurricane Ellie is blowing in.

Alex is…I do not even know where to start with her. So pass.
I end up skimming quite a few of the pages and skip some dialogues. Especially those that were on IM—really do not like those. A lot of it seems cluttered and choking. It did however give more depth to Ellie. You got to see more of her vulnerable side. Her bond between friends, her obligations to her parents, her desire to find what her dream is.

Overall: N/A

Cover C+

3 comments:

  1. Ugh sorry you didn't like it. The IM passages sound kind of lame, like the book is trying so hard to be trendy/with it.

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  2. Oh, Band Geek Love made me so angry! Ellie was one of the most annoying characters I have ever had the misfortune to read about.

    Thanks for your review. I had no plans to buy or read Band Geeked Out, but I was curious if Ellie was less selfish and irritating.

    Laura

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  3. You have it labeled as 1 star but you gave it two. :P

    Hmm...will keep in mind Ellie's annoyingness when I read this series. I will also lower my expectations so I won't get disappointed.

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