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Keeping the Beat

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Read about 40% of novel. While it was a good read, the book was not made for me. The she was a little to young and I at times unlivable characters.
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The description is enticing but it feels more like a synopsis or summary versus a small blurb to really get the reader to discover MORE about the novel and the characters intertwined with each other. Maybe the author could cut out extra sentences with additional information and rearrange other ones to construct a blurb with less information but more suspense.
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The story opens with one of the band individuals dead and backpedals a while in the past recounting the narrative of how the band Crush was shaped, their voyage through the ability rivalry appear, their enterprises in Los Angeles, and in the end achieving the band individuals demise. 

The story is told from numerous perspectives (potentially upwards of 10). Notwithstanding, the story is basically told from and spins around Harper, Lucy, Iza, Toni, and Robyn – the five individuals from the band Crush. Harper is the lead artist, and just thinks about two things: herself and getting back with her ex, Rafe. Because of this Harper settles on a great deal of poor decisions all through the novel. Lucy plays the drums, is exceptionally thinking and caring about whatever remains of her bandmates and encounters the most self-development inside the novel. Iza plays the piano, is a blend of guiltless and socially cumbersome and encounters some hard lessons because of her honesty. Toni plays bass, LOVES the spotlight and plays with their substantially more seasoned and wedded director. Robyn plays guitar, is greatly unsure about her body, builds up a dietary problem and a dependence on unlawful eating regimen pills. 

Despite the fact that I wasn't obsessed with the story being told from such a significant number of perspectives, I found the book engaging and agreeable to peruse. Lucy was my most loved and certainly held the story together. The story wraps up genuinely well, yet there are sufficient last details that if the writers needed to, they could compose a continuation. I for one would not be against a spin-off basically due to the last details.
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If you're looking for a strong YA novel, this certainly will fit the bill, although it may not be a mind-blowing, twist-of-all-reality kind of book. Coming into the story, I was expecting more of a mystery than I discovered (judging by the blurb), but there wasn't much of an investigation into the death, or a twisting tale that produced multiple suspects - it was just an explanatory story, in which the death was used as a starting point, before jumping back to the main timeline. Otherwise, I found Keeping the Beat was well-written, the characters were realistic and it was an enjoyable read!
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This book was okay but I was not really a huge fan of it. This book is a very slow thriller,
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While I saw a lot of the issues the characters encounter from a mile away and found the plot very predictable, this was a great quick and mostly light read for me. It's a great YA novel, and perfect if you're looking for a break from more serious subjects.
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