The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters - YA Review by Nick B

Reader: Nick B.
Age: 15
Title: The Rise And Fall of the Gallivanters
Author: M.J.  Beaufrand
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pub Date: 05/12/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The book was very deep in certain areas of the plot where as other areas could have been a little bit more developed. I thought the plot was fairly interesting. The book is about a band that chooses to enter into a contest at a brewery’s grand re-opening. The brewery was shut down because a dead girl was found in one of the vats. The band gets back together after breaking up and goes through some emotional issues. They agree they would all like to be in the contest. They then begin to practice. While the lead guitarist and singer, Noah, goes through an experience to change his outlook on life. Overall it was a decent book that I think could have had better developed characters and imagery, especially with the plot of the story.
Memorable or Forgettable: The cliff hanging chapters and plot made it quite memorable. The author had a very low key dramatic suspense writing style that made me keep reading. The author gave the characters an interesting background and storyline that also made it memorable.
Cover: The cover reflected the contents of the book pretty well. It’s a picture of the lead guitarist and main character Noah. I liked the cover because I enjoy punk rock which is the reason I picked up the book. I thought it was an excellent cover to choose for the book.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 2P Only for special interest

tags:  mystery / ya lit

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