Sing Like No One’s Listening

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A moving story of grief and healing – sure to be a pure joy for any musical theater aficionado.”

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I enjoyed this story of a young woman who’s dream was to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her mother had passed away the year before she auditioned to attend a prestigious performing arts school. She didn’t didn’t do well on the audition but still made it in. 

She goes in with a target on her back being attractive and the daughter of a famous performer who had also attended the school!  

I read some other reviews which I shouldn’t have done and not having gone to a performing arts school or being in the industry, I did enjoy this book. But I think anyone would. And I read it in a British accent which is how I think it was written. Not every story has all the answers all tied up in a bow and I personally don’t need everything answered. Every reader will pull from their personal experience and love or hate anything. 

I was relating to Nettie and her voice block. I lost my Dad 3 years ago and feel like I’m still not quite back so a year later she may need time and she’s lucky that she had teachers support her when she wasn’t performing. There was another teacher that held a long grudge against her mom and took it out on her and seriously there are nasty people like that. 

I REALLY liked Fletch. I like a guy that doesn’t give up easily. Biggest pet peeve is ghosting.  It’s hard to ignore chemistry when it’s two sided and you don’t know what went wrong. I’m a sucker for a romance. 

I loved the relationships amongst the friends she made and how they helped and supported eachother. The mean girls were the worst but there’s always those girls. Either jealous or want to be the best so they will bring others down. 

I couldn’t put this book down I wanted to find out how things would go for Nettie! Well done! 

This book does talk about eating disorders, abuse, and, homophobia. 

Pub date – 9/1/2020

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