Saturday, July 14, 2018
Turn It Up! by Jen Calonita
Lidia and Sydney have been looking forward to coaching their school's girl a cappella group to a huge victory now that they are co-captains of the Nightingales. But those plans fall apart when Lidia catches Sydney kissing the boy she has had a crush on for over a year. The former best friends are now fighting all the time and the future of their group is not looking good, especially when Lidia quits entirely to focus on her dancing.
There's the trashy book you read because you just want a break from all the heavy fantasy you've been reading, and then there's a book that's not even good enough to keep you mindlessly, but happily, zooming through it. This book was the latter for me. I'd been saving it specifically because I wanted to read it after I finished a few heavier books I had to get through and I wanted an easy palette cleanser. Even going into it with that mindset I found myself putting it down and I even finished another book that I picked up in the middle of reading this one. It was fine, but it wasn't charming enough to push into a fun summer read.