Bloss, Josie. Band Geek love.

Author:MacGregor, Amanda
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

BLOSS, Josie. Band Geek love. Llewelyn, Flux. 262p. c2008. 978-0-7387-1356-8. $9.95. S

For Ellie, high school has always been all about marching band. Now in her senior year, she is the trumpet section leader and thrilled to have a big solo. To say that Ellie is obsessed with marching band would be an understatement. She takes it very seriously and expects her section to be flawless. Just before school starts, Conner, a new sophomore, joins the marching band. Ellie is upset that he will throw off the section, but is more upset over the fact that she has a crush on him. Ellie has resolved to avoid romance in high school, after an embarrassing crush freshman year scarred her. Despite Ellie being rude and bossy, Conner pursues her. Ellie's feelings waver. She really likes Conner, but can't handle the idea of people gossiping about their relationship. Conner remains unfailingly patient while Ellie tries to figure out what to do. Ellie's life used to be so simple; everything revolved around band, her...

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