Offbeat by Megan Clendenan
Orca Books Publishers | August 28, 2018
Fourteen-year-old Rose is sure she’s going to become a folk-music sensation, with her best friend, Shilo, at her side. But first, she needs to convince her mom to keep paying for her expensive violin lessons. Her mom wants her to join the youth symphony and focus on classical music, in preparation for a music degree at university. When Rose enters a fiddle competition with a unique prize for the winner, she hopes to show her mom she can really make it as a folk musician.
This is a story about a girl who loves music and her violin, but there’s one thing in her way, her mom. Rose doesn’t understand why her mom won’t let her play the kind of music she wants, especially when it’s the kind of music her father used to play. Rose just wants her mom to see how much she loves folk music and how hard she’s willing to work for it.
I really liked reading this book because you could feel Rose’s passion for folk music and how bad she wanted her mom to understand. The author did a good job of highlighting all of Rose’s emotions and feelings. I didn’t really like the relationship between Rose and her mom. I felt like they should have been closer than they were considering (you’ll have to read it to understand what I mean). Other than that this was a great book. I would definitely like to read more from this author.
Thank you NetGalley and Orca Books Publishers for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.