Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat.Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. Its the only time she doesnt feel like a mouse.Now, she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods.But this summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline. To top it off, Melly's not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock 'n' roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?...
|Title||:||Drum Roll, Please|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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Drum Roll, Please Reviews
(Full disclosure, the author is a friend of mine.)
This book was fantastic. I loved living in Melly's world and I was sad that Camp Rockaway only lasted 2 weeks. I wanted to spend more time with Melly and her friends and their bands.
At the end of the book, I had tears in my eyes and on my cheeks. Lisa did a great job of making Melly's life, problems, and mistakes engaging and captivating.
The writing itself was fantastic. I would forget that this was my friend's book and I was sucked in. Passages ...more
LGBT middle grade novels are so important. I've already went on and on about this before in past reviews, but they are. For young and old readers.
I love that the main drama was Melly's parent's divorce and not her relationship with Adeline. (There was some drama about that too, but it wasn't omg am i gay?? drama which is refreshing!) Instead, the support and care Melly received from Adeline to help her through camp and beyond was amazing to behold. Communication! Respect! Boundaries! Support! A ...more
This is definitely one of my favorite middle grade books of the year. It’s the perfect summer read about Melly and her best friend, Olivia, who head to a music camp for two weeks. As the girls are put in situations that force them out of their comfort zone with each other, Melly starts to bloom into her own person with a beautiful awakening when out from Olivia’s shadow. The feelings that she develops for a fellow camper, Adeline, the exposure to different music, and the emotions she experiences ...more
Thanks to @kidlitexchange and @harperchildrens for the free book!
Happy pride month! I'm excited to feature a wonderful new #mglit book to add to your middle grade LGBT collections. DRUM ROLL, PLEASE releases on 6/26/18. Pre-order now!
4/5 for this book about rock n roll summer camp and first relationships by @lisajennbigelow
Melly and Olivia are best friends headed to two-week summer band camp. Melly is a drummer and Olivia plays bass. But then Melly's parents reveal ...more
Wonderful summer read for 4th - 9th grade! Melly is a shy drummer heading off to Camp Rockaway, a rock music camp. For Melly, it was hard enough to head off to a new camp, but the day before she leaves, her mom and dad tell her they are divorcing. Then, at camp she meets Adeline, a guitarist who stirs things up in Melly's heart even more. Don't miss this book garnering starred reviews!
"A perfect summer read for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer Holm." says School Library Journal
"A perfect m ...more
This had me in tears several a time, and was lovely.
Read my full review here!