Audition & Subtraction

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Sep 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Best friends Tatum and Lori are used to doing everything together-including a clarinet/flute duet for District Honor Band auditions. But all that changes when Michael transfers to their middle school, and into their band. Suddenly, not only is he competition for Tatum's spot on stage, but he's stealing Lori, too. Tatum doesn't like change no matter its form: not with her good friend Aaron, who seems to believe her fib that they're secretly boyfriend and girlfriend. And not with her mom either, who, to cope with a separation from her dad, is performing in community theater, of all things!

Amy Fellner Dominy composes an equally heartwarming and hilarious story of how holding tight to the status quo can mean missing out on the future-and how often times the best way to move forward is by going solo.

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User Review  - bclplyr - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this one. While it's written for the middle school set, I felt it was well-written and didn't seem "teeny-bopper". The author adeptly tapped into all those middle school feelings ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Tatum is facing her stressful eighth-grade audition for a clarinet seat in the District Honor Band and must also cope with her best friend's first romance.Tatum and Lori, BFF for years, are so close ... Read full review

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AMY FELLNER DOMINY is also the author of OyMG. She worked as a copywriter in the advertising business for twenty years before leaving to earn her MFA as a playwright. Her plays for adults and children have been staged in various cities around the country. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and two teenage children.

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