Hope James is going to get first chair. Her older sister did it. Her mom expects it. Then Sherman Frye moves to town. Hope’s best friend, ace reporter Baylor Meece, gets the scoop. At his old school, Sherman was amazing. At Benton Bluff Junior High, he has to be stopped. Because first chair is everything. Isn’t it?
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My 13 year old received this book as a surprise, and she loves it! She finished this book within a day, and hardly put it down. She loves to sing, and kids in band appeal to her. Ms. Cobb has done a beautiful job of intertwining an array of "cast." Children are sure to see themselves in one of the characters. In this book, Hope James is stressed with the pressure of living up to her parents expectations. Her sister won first chair and Hope thinks she should too. Kids will relate to this, as unfortunately tweens and teens feel the pressure of being "perfect." Filled with good, clean content which most childrens books are lacking, this is a five star read. I will highly recommend Ms. Cobb's work to librarians, school teachers, and students.