Sing Like No One's Listening

Sing Like No One's Listening

by Vanessa Jones


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A talented young singer grapples with the death of her mother, anxiety, and love during her first year at a prestigious performing arts school.

“Anglophiles, music and theater nerds, and those looking for some classic will-they-won’t-they romance will all find something to enjoy here.” —Kirkus Reviews

Former West End performer and author Vanessa Jones delivers a well-crafted journey of grief and healing in her debut YA novel. Nettie Delaney has just lost her mother and, despite a dreadful audition, has been accepted into a prestigious performing arts school―the very same school her superstar mother attended.

With her mother’s shadow hanging over her, Nettie has her work cut out for her―and everyone is watching. To make matters worse, she hasn’t been able to sing a single note since her mother died. Whenever she tries, she just clams up.

If Nettie’s going to survive a demanding first year and keep her place in a highly coveted program, she’ll have to work through her grief, find her voice, and deliver a showstopper. Or face expulsion.

An ideal read for teen fans of theater and Broadway musicals, Fame, and Glee.

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ISBN-13: 9781682631942
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,135,669
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

Vanessa Jones trained at Laine Theatre Arts and went on to be a musical theater actor in West End Shows, including Sister Act, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, and Mary Poppins. She began her writing career with a stage play for a fringe theater and also works as a freelance copywriter and editor. She lives in England with her fellow chimney sweep.

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