When Ivy Emerson's family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what's to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn't one of her single, terrifying performances. It's her life.
And it isn't pretty.
Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as "the wrong side of the tracks." Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy's carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.
As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.
Debut author Sharon Huss Roat crafts a charming and timely story of what happens when life as you know it flips completely upside down.
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was so great, so enjoyable, and I don't know why it took me so long to read it! I guess I psyched myself out of it, by doing weird reader brain tricks and TBR pile plots and such!
This is the story of Ivy and her family, moving from the rich neighbourhood, to the worst neighbourhood in town. The one that had a stigma on it, where their school pus was called the prison bus, and the families were supported by food donations. Yeah.
Part of this story was the move, and all the changes that Ivy and her family went through, and what Ivy did to hide those changes. Another part of this story was the romance-of James, and of Rennie, though she didn't know that!
I kinda guessed that it was Lennie that was doing the notes in the books, not James. There were lots of little hints! And then I also guessed that he was the one that pulled her off-stage after she got stage fright. And the way he was with her brother! So yeah, I was really happy that she chose him to be with!
Such a sweet and wonderful and amazing book! Loved reading it!
Author: Sharon Huss Roat
Read: May 8th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded great, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: June 16th 2015