(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I thought this was a pretty interesting concept for a book. Although technically an adult now, I still enjoy reading books aimed at a younger audience. And Rob was a character who was easy to like.
It was good to see the friendships between the characters, though I did think that there were times in the book where quite a bit of information was dumped in the narrative. I would have liked to see more of Rob’s interactions with the other people in his school.
I liked that all of the characters in the band had their own clear personalities, even though Jimmy was obviously not very reliable. I would have liked to see more of Rob interacting with David… and I did feel a lot of sympathy for Michelle at times.
I liked being able to see a lot of the details that went into Rob working as Out of Sight’s manager and the rehearsals themselves. There were times I found myself cringing along, such as the loud feedback, and there were various points I felt like I was there at the gigs.
It was good to see that Rob was trying to do the right thing and help Sarah. It was also good to see that he had a proper, realistic goal to work towards.
It would have been good to see more of Rob’s interactions with his parents. There were moments when what he came out with made me smile and I felt the author did a good job of showing his strengths and weaknesses as a person. I also liked it when he worked with Sarah on SWOT.
I didn’t really like Emily. Even though I’m sure she was just trying to help out her friend, it seemed that she wasn’t concerned with Sarah’s medical issues… It was good to see how everyone pulled together at the end, though I wasn’t really that fond of Henry and the rest of his band.
This book was really quick and easy to read. Despite the issues mentioned above, I think it’s definitely worth a read. And I’d be willing to read more books by this author in the future.