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Drum Roll, Please

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat.Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. Its the only time she doesnt feel like a mouse.Now, she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods.But this summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline. To top it off, Melly's not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock 'n' roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?...

Title : Drum Roll, Please
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ISBN : 9780062791160
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Status : Available For Download
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Drum Roll, Please Reviews

  • evan

    (Full disclosure, the author is a friend of mine.)

    This book was fantastic. I loved living in Melly's world and I was sad that Camp Rockaway only lasted 2 weeks. I wanted to spend more time with Melly and her friends and their bands.

    At the end of the book, I had tears in my eyes and on my cheeks. Lisa did a great job of making Melly's life, problems, and mistakes engaging and captivating.

    The writing itself was fantastic. I would forget that this was my friend's book and I was sucked in. Passages

    We each had to make up a jingle to help everyone remember our names. Let’s just say when your name only rhymes with jiggly words like belly and jelly, it’s bad news.


    Melly, her friends, and her parents are complicated, as we all are. They make mistakes, and they have to learn from them. A passage at the end of the book really struck with me as a core theme of the book:



    How was anyone supposed to figure out this stuff? It was depressing to think I could live another twenty-five years and still be clueless. I felt sorry for my hypothetical kids.



    The book, to me, is about the mistakes we make. The trials and tribulations of being a teenager and learning to deal with our emotions, our friends, and our crushes and love. And how, these trials, don't really go away. We are always making mistakes and learning from them.

    All of that wrapped up in a charming story of a woman starting to learn about her sexuality, how to be a drummer, how to communicate (with friends, with bandmates, with her parents, and with herself).

    I highly recommend this read. ...more

  • Shirley Freeman

    Melly’s parents announce their impending separation a couple days before Melly and best friend Olivia leave for 2 weeks at music camp. Melly is an introvert who needs time and space to think and process. Olivia is an extrovert who has always been around to pave the way. Camp tests their friendship and allows them to begin discovering who they are personally and musically. Lisa Jenn Bigelow describes first crushes so beautifully – the yearning, the anxiety, the confusion when the crush is recipro ...more

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    Full review to come, but it's safe to say that I liked this a lot.

  • Jenni Frencham

    Melly joined the band at school because her bold best friend Olivia joined. She also signed up for a summer band camp so she could be with her friend Olivia. The day before she left for camp, her parents told her they were getting divorced. Reeling from this news, Melly flounders a bit at camp. Olivia is making friends and spending time with other kids, and Melly isn't quite sure what to do with herself. Slowly, Melly discovers her own interests and finds confidence to speak up for herself, incl ...more

  • Bethany

    Even though Melly was forced to go to Camp Rockaway, it's just the escape she needs. Her parents are getting divorced and camp is the perfect distraction from the uncertainty and anxiety that comes along with it, like is her mom going to have a different name now.

    For as quiet as Melly is in person, she can sure play the drums loud and amazing. At camp, she meets a girl named Adeline. The more time Melly spends with her, the more she comes to like her. Melly's crush is innocent and confusing at f
    ...more

  • dearlittledeer

    Loved it!