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All the Wrong Chords Christine Hurley Deriso(Author)

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All the Wrong Chords

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Original name book: All the Wrong Chords

Pages: 280

Language: English

Publisher: Flux (December 12, 2017)

By: Christine Hurley Deriso(Author)

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Category - Teen & Young Adult

Bestsellers rank - 2 Rating Star

Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy—a local rock band looking for a guitarist. Even though playing guitar has been hard since Liam died, Scarlett can’t pass on an opportunity like this, and she can’t take her eyes off the band’s hot lead singer either. Is real happiness just around the corner? Or will she always be haunted by her brother’s death?

"Scarlett s interactions with her family and community are fresh and believable. Fans of Alecia Whitaker s Wildflower series will like this blend of tentative romance, music, and family." --Booklist"the story touches on the timely topic of opioid addiction while maintaining a swift and light narrative flow." --Kirkus Reviews"Hurley Deriso skillfully handles the delicate topic of drug addiction, humanizing this national epidemic while also creating a believable and breezy love story." School Library Journal "Provides a realistic example of the effects of the national opioid crisis without using a heavy hand." --VOYA Christine Hurley Deriso is an award-winning author of YA novels, including Tragedy Girl, Thirty Sunsets, and Then I Met My Sister. She has also contributed to Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, and other national magazines. She lives and writes in South Carolina.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Kathy @ Books and Munches on January 4, 2018

    Since I love myself some rock music and, well, add a good-looking musician to it.. I was completely ready to dive into this story.And I ended up being… disappointed, honestly. This story had the potential of being so much more. Really, it hurts.Let’s start with the obvious. I really had a giant problem with the insta-love going on in this story. Actual over-the-top insta-love. “Oh, that lead singer is hot. I’m in love.” That’s how it went, literally. Then we go to “Okay, nope. Not in love. Just drooling.” before “Maybe I am in love with him after all.” Does it end there? No! “Oh. Of course! I’m in love with that guy!”Honestly, Scarlett, could you be even more all over the place? Probably not.Apart from that, our MC, Scarlett, is a self-absorbed girl who keeps switching from feeling pretty fine to depressive because she lost her brother. Okay, I lost people in my life. I know it’s a struggle and you can go from feeling one thing to the other and back again. But in All The Wrong Chords it just felt wrong, dishonest and fake. Maybe I’m being too harsh here, but it’s how I felt while reading and I can’t seem to shake it.She also doesn’t see what’s happening right in front of her. I was about 20% along – I think it was even sooner than that – and I already knew exactly what was going to happen, what “big twists” were going to be revealed during the story. Save to say it was very predictable.If the author had just dug a little deeper, gave more depth to her characters and incorporated the hints in a more subtle way, we could’ve had a winner here. I loved the idea of the book, I did. But when it came to the execution.. I really am disappointed.2 / 5!KathyBooks & Munches

  • By Misti Pyles on December 17, 2017

    Scarlett Stiles has had a tough time since her brother died of a drug overdose, so she agrees—reluctantly—to spend the summer with her grandfather, who’s getting older and, according to Scarlett’s parents, needs help driving. Except Scarlett is the one who really needs help in that area, as a near-miss proves. Scarlett’s near-miss turns out to be Zach, a funny, thoughtful boy with a band in need of a guitar player.Scarlett hasn’t played guitar since her brother died, but one look at the band’s hot lead singer, Declan, has her agreeing. Just once, Scarlett thinks she deserves the hot guy, so she pursues the attraction between herself and Declan. When conflict between Declan and the rest of the band comes to a boil, Scarlett is caught between what she thinks and what she feels, while she learns new things about herself and her brother.All the Wrong Chords is, at heart, a light YA read with a heroine who is drawn to a boy that no one else can see good in. Scarlett isn’t a perfect character. She struggles with bad decisions, feelings of inadequacy, and a tendency to be selfish. In the midst of her grief over her brother, she fails to see the pain of those around her, which causes her to hurt people she cares about. This is a good read, full of emotion and some laughs. The secondary characters make this very worth reading, and the issues concerning drug abuse and being true to yourself lend a deeper tone to the story.(Galley courtesy of Flux via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)

  • By Amy on December 12, 2017

    I received a copy of this story from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The initial draw for me was the cover and title. The cover is elegant in its simplicity. The title does a fantastic job of setting the tone of the book. Intrigued, I read the summary and immediately wanted to see how it all played out.This book is lovely. The place is specific; the characters feel real; the pacing is well-timed. I want to hear all the songs! I love that Deriso chose to tackle heavier subject matter with young-adult characters. I wish I had this book when I was in high school. The things that Scarlett and Zack go through are very familiar to me. It would've been wonderful to be able to read about people - even fictional ones - learning the new shape of their lives while living with the weight of that kind of caring, that kind of grief. Even at my age now, it was a wonderful read.At first, I kept getting annoyed at Scarlett. She was acting so naive and oblivious! And she was completely misreading situations by reading to much into them or willfully ignoring things. And then I realized that my annoyance was a good thing. I was annoyed because Scarlett sounded like a teenager, which is exactly what she's supposed to be. The dialogue and point-of-view were spot on. All the characters sounded age-appropriate and as soon as I figured that out, I was happy to go with it.There were some technical issues with the book. A lot of authors will use *** or multiple spaces between one paragraph and the next when the scene changes within a chapter. This one was not laid out that way. It made reading difficult at times because I didn't immediately switch gears with our narrator. The texting was handled a little strangely, too. But it was a minor hiccup in an otherwise lovely novel.I would absolutely recommend this to people! I've already raved to my roommate about it!

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