Offbeat

Category: Book
By (author): Clendenan, Megan
Series: Orca Limelights
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Careers, Occupations, Internships
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: August 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.75in x 7.25in x 0.25in
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From The Publisher*Fourteen-year-old Rose is sure she's going to become a folk-music sensation, with her best friend, Shilo, at her side. But first she needs to convince her mom to keep paying for her expensive violin lessons. Her mom wants her to join the youth symphony and focus on classical music, in preparation for a music degree at university. When Rose enters a fiddle competition with a unique prize for the winner, she hopes to show her mom she can really can make it as a folk musician.
From The Publisher*In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Rose loves the fiddle and is determined to become a folk sensation. But her mom is insisting she study only classical violin.
From The Publisher*In this highinterest novel for teen readers, Rose loves the fiddle and is determined to become a folk sensation. But her mom is insisting she study only classical violin.
Review Quote*"Appealing, accessible story for teens interested in the arts that will tempt them to become avid readers."
Review Quote*"The author's understanding of the joys and struggles of a young musician comes across very well in her clear writing. The experiences Clendenan captures in Offbeat give great insight into a subject that is not often shown in literature for young people. Offbeat, a fun and quick read, is a welcome addition to any collection."
Review Quote*"Rose's first-person, present-tense narrative is not overwrought with drama, despite the daunting obstacles she faces, and she achieves a convincing new level of maturity. This is a great high/low pick, and the well-paced story and likable characters will have wide appeal."