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Turn It UpThan Griffin Mancini the obnoxious lead singer of Bradley's smug all boy a capella group the Kingfishers The Nightingales have no chance at winning the big state final if their captains are at each other's throats Their only hope is new girl Julianna Ramirez She's super shy but she has some s. Had some much fun reading this Middle gradeYA book The main characters girls at a boarding school are best friends and have planned to revive the a cappella singing group that has fizzled out over the years The two captains best friends cannot wait to implement their plans to make their leadership what turns things around BUT as so often is the case when there is a complete misunderstandingthe girls trust what they think they know instead of honestly talking and that leads to a cascade of imagined and real hurts which puts the a cappella group in a downward spiral Layered into the story are 2 sweet crushes and of course the music Throughout the book the reader is rooting for both girls to be honest with each other and with themselves Strong characters and realistic dialogue kept this book engaging and thoughtful Highly recommend

Jen Calonita ½ 4 review

The Nightingales are in a serious funk Bradley Academy's all girl a cappella group used to be the pride and joy of the sunshine state but the Nightingales have fallen out of harmony Best friends and co captains Lidia Sato and Sydney Marino aren't speaking A boy has come between them none other. Turn It Up was a totally random pick I chose from my library's OverDrive catalog because they didn't have the book I so desperately wanted in my hands right at the very moment Come on American Panda Come to meeeeOr maybe they did but I didn't feel like reading any fantasy I've been wanting and cute contemporary romances lately Give me all the cute contemporaries bookwyrms I need to feed my latest addiction until I'm tired of it and go back to my usual fantasy grooveAnywaysJen Calonita's latest novel is about acapella groups I love and admire acapella Pentatonix is one of my favorite groups so this novel caught my eye really uick Turn It Up is essentially Pitch Perfect set in a high school setting instead of college I was hoping that I would enjoy the book a lot since it is about music and acapellaUnfortunately the book focuses too much on Lidia's and Sydney's problem with little to no progress and an ending that was basically handed over to the characters on a plate adorned with musical notes and shoes Boom Happily ever after for everyoneThis is basically the summary of the book Girl has a crush on a guy Other girl ends up falling in love with the guy Girl catches other girl and guy kissing creates tension among friendship Girl develops other interests and chases after it because it conveniently keeps her away from other girl and guy as well Other girl tries to push guy but really she's in love but she values friendship Girl falls in love slowly with another guy Guy somehow gets between girl and other guy by accident oopsies Girl and other girl realizes they don't have to be this way Somehow they become best friends again and everyone lives happily ever after I was expecting I don't know music to be involved There's certainly conflict among the acapella group but it felt like the musical angle wasn't even needed to create drama among the characters since there seemed to be issues well before the acapella group became a thing 🤷A lot of the issues seemed to have roots since middle schoolearly high school they just seemed to have escalated And while the Pitch Perfect movie had their drama it was at least entertaining and catchy I can't say the same for the bookThe writing felt off there were times where it felt awkward due to punctuation usage mainly exclamation points Sentences that didn't need an exclamation had one or maybe it's just the phrasing of the sentences themselves It didn't really help me enjoy the book And then there were the characters I don't know if it's just me but I have a hard time thinking of how old most of the characters are I know Turn It Up is set in high school but there were times where I felt they were a little younger 🤔But hey there were maybe a few parts that were good Eventually everyone got past their differences hooray There is a cute romance and I definitely ship it Sometimes I wanted to smush the two characters together Lidia's family is cute and adorable Anyways those smol little bits that were good didn't make up for the bad I wanted from Turn It Up and I got a Pitch Perfect version in book form that was less entertaining than the movieThis review was originally posted on Bookwyrming Thoughts

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Turn It Up Read & Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ The Nightingales are in a serious funk Bradley Academy's all girl a cappella group used to be the pride and joy of the sunshine state but the Nightingales have fallen out of harmony Best friends and co captains Lidia Sato and Sydney Marino aren't speaking A boy has come betwErious pipes The three girls and the whole group will have to come together if they want to beat the Kingfishers and their rivals from Julianna's old school Told from alternating points of view this novel explores the ups and downs of friendship romance competition and finding the perfect song. What does it remind me of The movie Pitch PerfectWhat is it about Dueling acapella groups and lots of teenage angsty dramaWhat did I love The fact that one of the MCs finds love via nonpareil candy shopping aka a dream meet cute Also I am digging this cover I like how even though its through lots of angsty drama it really has a good message of girls coming together to build each other up not tear each other downWhat I didn't love The angst seriously I nearly DNF'd this one but I persevered for the save of the upcoming book fair featuring this title It was way too much for me but I think the middle school kiddos will love itOverall C Way too dramatic for me but preteens and teens will love this Pitch Perfect read a like