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Songs for a Teenage Nomad

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Easy Read

    This book was an easy read and I read it in about a day; however, the relationships in this novel seem rushed and not fully developed. If you're looking for a mindless read, it's great. But it's not an altogether wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    memories woven with music

    I'm not sure the music thing worked for me. It just sounded pretentious. I do like the song journal though, and I loved getting to know Calle's history through her memories. It was wonderfully woven together.

    Calle's mom is a bit of a bad influence, hooking up with all those men... and running away when things get hard. It's no surprise when Calle finds the letter from her father and her mother refuses to be honest. It all felt contrived for the sake of plot. Who really does this kind of thing to their kids?

    Calle's relationship with football player Sam is kinda icky too. After the third or fourth time he ignores her or treats her like trash, I started to wonder why on earth Calle bothered talking to him again. I understand that he has his own problems, but that doesn't excuse his behavior, especially since he never really apologizes, or tries to make it right. Calle lets herself be pushed around and it's just sad. Someone who moves as often as she does and has no home stability should be harder than this. On the other hand, she shares an awful lot of personal information with strangers. If the oversharing was a plot sake, it came at the expense of the character.

    Tambourine Man, the song linked to her father, would maybe have had more impact on me had I ever heard of it before.

    In all, not a bad story. It's not one of my favorites, but worth a read. Maybe you'll like it better.

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