With many familiar characters returning for an encore performance and some new faces you won't want to miss, audiences will definitely want to check out the latest in Courtney Brandt's young adult marching band series.
In Keeping in Line, sophomore Bronwyn Flueger eagerly anticipates her upcoming season as a member of the highly competitive Forrest Hills snare section. Disappointed by a slow start and lack of chemistry with the upperclassmen that surround her, Bronwyn decides to take matters into her own hands. With a not-so-hidden agenda, she turns to cute senior drum major, Drew O'Malley, and together they devise a way for Bronwyn to become a drum line insider. When their plans don't go as anticipated, the season takes an unexpected turn. With the entire band caught in the middle, will Forrest Hills be able to fulfill another championship year? Full of humorous twists, a memorable supporting cast, and lots of marching over a challenging semester, Keeping in Line is a must for the library of any marching band member or alumni!
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Bronwyn Flueger needs a way in. As the only girl in the highly competitive drum line at Forrest Hills High, it's obvious that the guys haven't taken a liking to her, especially the section leader, J.D. Strauss. Determined to be accepted, Bronwyn employs the help of the super cute drum major, Drew O'Malley. With his help, they come up with a plan that they think is sure to work. Unfortunately, it backfires badly, leaving Bronwyn not only even more lonely than she was before with a crush that she's sure will never be returned, but also puts the entire band at odds. Bronwyn has to find a way to fix things, or else carry the guilt that the band's impending failure during the competitions is all her fault. In turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Bronwyn's first year as part of the drum line is most definitely full of drama. Her inability to accept an unappealing situation can be simultaneously endearing and annoying. Brandt's writing gets you smiling and frowning right along with Bronwyn, riding the emotional roller coaster that dominates most any teen girl's life. The most recent addition to Courtney Brandt's THE LINE series is a perfect read for those looking for an inside peek into the world of a high school band. From the competitiveness that sometimes arises between the different sections, the need to win at competitions, and the wonderful feeling you get when you know the band you're a part of just finished a perfect show, KEEPING IN LINE can make you feel like you're an actual part of the band. And you won't want to leave.