High Note

High Note

Book - 2016
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Operas are full of plot twists and betrayals. Hailey just never expected them in real life. When Hailey and her bect friend Crissy face off in a competition for a role in a production of The Marriage of Figaro, their closeness turns into a bitter rivalry. Hailey will have to make a tough decision--is landing a role worth losing her friend.
Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2016
ISBN: 9781459811119
1459811119
Branch Call Number: YA ROSS
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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