Keeping the Beat
by Marie Powell and Jeff Norton
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
KEEPING THE BEAT by
Marie Powell and Jeff Norton follows an all girl rock band on their
rise to fame that brings them from England to LA, and the path each
girl takes once they get there. The hodgepodge group of five girls
barely talked at school, but an opportunity on Britain's newest
reality show to become a world famous band throws them together into
living a SoCal life of nonstop partying and celebrity status. Yet
each girl faces their own personal problems that threaten to tear the
band apart, and possibly the lives of those around them.
premise seemed a bit cliché, the writing and dialogue was fresh
enough to keep it a fun and exciting read. The characters were an
interesting take on old tropes and felt well developed and layered.
While some of the plot points seemed to be a little out of place and
the last few chapters were a bit rushed, it all came together
cohesively in a way that kept my attention. Each of the girls brought
a unique viewpoint to the story at large and helped tie the book
together. I really enjoyed this book as a fun suspenseful read that I
would definitely recommend to someone who is looking for the same
kind of exciting easy reading experience.