Allegra - YA Review by Katie J

Reader: Katie J
Age: 13
Title: Allegra
Author: Shelley Hrdlitschka
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 04/01/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: I thought this was a great book.  One reason I liked it was because it was written in a way that appeals to teens, not like other musical books that are boring.
Memorable or Forgettable: One quality that made it memorable for me is that the author actually talked about her family problems as well as school problems.
Cover: I thought that the cover was really cool.
Age Range: Under 12 through 13
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Allegra wants to dance, but when her music-theory teacher insists she undertake a composition project, their collaboration brings unforeseen changes in both of their lives.

tags:  coming of age / performing arts high school / BFYA nominee / ya lit

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