Guitar Notes By: Mary Amato
Tripp is the boy that everyone avoids. Lyla is the girl that everyone admires. Tripp's mother takes away his guitar and tells him that he needs to be more social. He is so mad, but he finds a way to play, the school has a guitar and a practice room that he is able to use during lunch on the odd days. Lyla is an amazing chellist, she plays because after the loss of her mother, she thinks that that is her destiny. But if she is honest with herself, she doesn't really want to. Tripp and Lyla end up sharing the practice room, and at first Lyla is annoyed with "Mr. Odd" and leaves him a note, but this note is the beginning of a friendship that both of them don't understand, but both of them really need.
I was hooked on this book the moment I started it. Tripp and Lyla are two very different characters, that really just needed a friend and a connection. The guitar in this story connects the two of them and they find what they need. I loved the notes between the two, because they were both able to be themselves and they found out they had something that was great. Great teen read. And for those of you who are able to play the guitar, the songs from the story are in the back.
I borrowed this from the public library