Goodreads: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and songwriting legend Cynthia Weil’s extraordinary YA debut opens the secretive doors of the Brill Building-the hit factory that changed history. Part Mad Men, part Grace of my Heart, part murder mystery, I’m Glad I Did is a coming-of-age story at an unforgettable cultural tipping point: the summer of 1963.
JJ Greene, a gifted 16-year-old songwriter, defies her lawyer parents by secretly applying for a job in the famed Brill Building-the epicenter of songwriting for a new genre called rock-n-roll. But their warnings about the evils of the music industry prove far darker than she imagined when she finds herself at the heart of a cover-up that involves hidden identity, theft, and possibly murder.
Ope’s Opinion: I do not read historical fiction very often, so if I like one – it must be exceptional. This book falls into that category for me. It was well written, easy to follow, had characters I liked and cared about. It stayed very true to the time period it was written in.
The mystery was fun to follow and attempt to figure out. It was a little unrealistic at times, but still an enjoyable part of the book.