Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Publication Date: July 1, 2015
Goodreads: Practice Makes Perfect.
Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.
But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?
Ope’s Opinion: I have read a Miranda Kenneally book before. I really think she does a good job of writing from a young adults point of view. I like how slow Jesse and Maya took their relationship. They took time to know each other before the physical part started.
I loved watching Maya chase her dream of singing. It was a great idea to have her follow someone who is already there. It was good to see the positive and negative sides of the industry. I actually think the shadow program should be put into the school systems. It is an awesome idea to help students see what a job is really all about.
I like how involved Maya’s family is with her music. They are very supportive. It is great to see a story about teens that includes a positive family. I like how protective her brother is of her.
This is a good read – definitely would recommend it to young adult readers.
Rating: Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share with it.