Thursday, 27 July 2017

Review: Noteworthy

Rating: 4/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher! 

Jordan Sun is embarking on her junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts, hopeful that this will be her time: the year she finally gets cast in the school musical. But when her low Alto 2 voice gets her shut out for the third straight year—threatening her future at Kensington-Blaine and jeopardizing her college applications—she’s forced to consider nontraditional options.

In Jordan’s case, really nontraditional. A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshipped…revered…all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

Jordan finds herself enmeshed in a precarious juggling act: making friends, alienating friends, crushing on a guy, crushing on a girl, and navigating decades-old rivalries. With her secret growing heavier every day, Jordan pushes beyond gender norms to confront what it means to be a girl (and a guy) in a male-dominated society, and—most importantly—what it means to be herself.

Well, I can't recommend this book to you guys enough! I've been looking forward to starting this book and I completely loved it. I got more and more drawn in and riveted to the page as I went! I was completely hooked, the characters where memorable and where really brought to life for you. I loved Jordan as a main character, she was relatable and you could empathise with her and feel for her and you where rooting for her the entire time. 

I freaking love Isaac, Trav and the other Sharps. I wanted to know more and more about them, and their backgrounds! They worked so well together as a group, and their banter cracked me up! This book is one of those that has you laughing out loud and smiling as you read! I have to admit, it's made me so intrigued in a-cappella now too! 

Noteworthy is a brilliant read that pulls you in with it's mix of humour, intrigue and great characters. The cast is diverse, their friendships are so brilliantly written and portrayed, each character has their own personality and really leap off the page, and I've never read anything quite like it. I had so much fun reading this book, it took me on quite the rollercoaster! There's romance too, and I loved how it was slotted in without being the main focus of the book! Jordan has some great inner monologues and conversations with herself and aaahhh it was such a fantastic read! 

Although I'll forever be irked that Connor and his group got away with all the crap they pulled. *frowny face*

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