Guitar Notes

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Carolrhoda Lab ™, Jul 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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On odd days, Tripp uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters.

On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room. To Tripp, she's trying to become even more perfect—she's already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist. But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected.

What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship.

Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

From beloved author Mary Amato comes a YA novel of wit and wisdom, both heartfelt and heart­breaking, about the power of music and the unexpected chords that draw us together.
 

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User Review  - ddbrown201 - LibraryThing

Cute, sweet story about 2 very different musically inclined kids, one plays cello, one plays guitar, who eventually become really good friends. Read full review

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

This is a sweet YA novel about how music brings a "perfect" girl and an "outcast" boy together, through some sweet times, tragic times, and back to sweet times. Very good, highly recommended!! Read full review

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Mary Amato is the author of many acclaimed books for children including Invisible Lines, which was nominated for the California Young Readers Medal and was selected for the Missouri Truman Awards Master List. Of that book, The Washington Post states, “you may come to learn . . . an important lesson about what really matters in life. But amid all that learning of important lessons, there will be a good bit of giggling, too.”

A prolific songwriter, Mary sings, plays the guitar, and teaches songwriting. She also performs in the Washington, DC, area. Guitar Notes is her first novel for young adult readers.
 
Mary lives in Maryland with her family. You can visit her online at www.maryamato.com and learn more about writing your own music and the joy of thrumming at www.thrumsociety.com.

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