The Line

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iUniverse, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
8 Reviews
Like any normal sixteen year old, Lucy Karate longs for the perfect junior year. The petite brunette imagines herself having fun hanging out with friends, getting good grades,finally finding a boyfriend, and, above all, marching on The Battery. For Lucy, a member of the highly competitive Forrest Hills Flyers Marching Band, The Battery is a chance to actually march on the field and show everyone that girls really can be outstanding percussionists.

Rewarded with second bass after intense tryouts, Lucy immediately finds herself in trouble when she begins secretly dating the rival school's Drum Line Captain, Sam Powell. At the same time, she finds it difficult to turn down the attentions of cymbal playing redheaded hottie, Nevada Petersen, from her own section. What's a girl to do?

Woodwind or brass, color guard or majorette, you will want to follow Lucy's misadventures through marching band. Her struggles with chaotic band camp, cute rival drummers, intense indoor competitions, and a crazy love triangle will speak to the band geek in everyone.

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User Review  - Chrissy - Goodreads

Terrible editing, worse plot line, and even more horrible writing style. There is nothing wrong with using character's names or just "(s)he," yet the author insists on avoiding them like the plague ... Read full review

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User Review  - BJ Whitson - Goodreads

Good depiction of high school marching band experiences. If you or your child went to Brookwood HS you'll have a good read with this one as Courtney is a Brookwood Bronco alumna Read full review

About the author (2007)

Ms. Brandt was initially proud to present The Line, and the additional novels in the complete series, A Fine Line, Keeping in Line, and The Line Up. Her two standalone novels, Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek and Major Pain also reflect her experiences in marching band. Each of the lighthearted novels was created for high school students and alumni in marching band. As a former drumline member, Courtney enjoys bringing a fictional voice to band geeks all over the world.

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