Guitar Notes

Guitar Notes

Book - 2012
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Tripp, who plays guitar only for himself, and Lyla, a cellist whose talent has already made her famous but not happy, form an unlikely friendship when they are forced to share a practice room at their high school.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2012.
ISBN: 9781606843000
1606843001
9781606841242
1606841246
Characteristics: 296 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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manofspoons
Oct 18, 2017

I thought it was just such a pleasant book! There was no "Oh look, controversy! Let me think about this for a while after I read it.". Most of the time that sort of thing is good in a book, but nowadays, every book is trying to get me to think and philosophize. A book that doesn't do that is probably bad, but this one was pulled off well. It was sweet, and has a simplicity that real life doesn't have. And that's why I loved it so much. (honestly, all you authors out there, Lighten up.). Some other pleasant books that I've read are "the night circus", "Once upon a marigold" and... I guess that's it. You'd think there'd be more lighthearted books out there.

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EvelynCai123
Dec 13, 2015

Urm just awful. No plot just cheesy letters and wow! That ending part when the author wants to make you get all " Wow amazing" or just caught up? Stupid. Just stupid, kinda like " If I stay" but worse.... A lot worse. It's a love story with predictable moments and boring problems/solutions. Blah!

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adyglesias1
Oct 26, 2015

Sweet little story, quick and easy read. The ending's a little melodramatic, but the characters and plot are good and it was well executed.

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js0731
Aug 12, 2014

Overall this is one of the three best books I have ever read!

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craigdk
Jun 14, 2014

I think Guitar Notes is a good book if you are thinking about learning how to play the guitar. This book really help me see how fun the guitar can be.

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DanceFiddler
Aug 08, 2013

Two teenagers, one passionate about guitar and the other a prodigy cellist, form an unlikely friendship over a shared school instrument and a practice room. They shrug off family pressures to play music together. A sweet story, slightly predictable but capturing the joy of music. But one of the parents is sadistically cruel, and it troubles me that her behavior is written off as a mistake, no big deal, easy to fix—whereas I think it borders on psychological abuse.

Vivix Jun 03, 2013

If this book was turned into a movie I would totally watch it.

m2 Aug 24, 2012

Terrific epistolary novel involving 2 high school kids using the same practice room. Makes you want to play and compose music. Very sweet little love story. The ending is too much -- but you don't care, you are rooting for the characters so much. Anyone making music should read it.

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craigdk
Jun 14, 2014

craigdk thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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