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: 9781606841242
Characteristics: 296 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.0 6.0 153609.


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How can using the same practice room on alternating days lead a guitar player (Tripp) and a pressured cellist (Lyla) to build a friendship? Read their notes to each other to find out.

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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.

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!

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.

Aug 12, 2014

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

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.

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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Jul 17, 2018

willneverno thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 18

cannariato Jun 23, 2016

cannariato thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jun 14, 2014

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


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