Book Review Of “When The Beat Drops” By Anna Hecker @booksparks #ReadingByTheSea2018


Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, she’d rather play trumpet than party—and with her audition to a prestigious jazz conservatory just around the corner (and her two best friends at music camp without her), she plans to spend the summer focused on jazz and nothing else.

She only goes to the warehouse party in a last-ditch effort to bond with her older sister. Instead, she falls in love with dance music, DJing…and Derek, a gorgeous promoter who thinks he can make her a star. Suddenly trumpet practice and old friendships are taking a backseat to packed dance floors, sun-soaked music festivals, outsized personalities, and endless beats.

But when a devastating tragedy plunges her golden summer into darkness, Mira discovers just how little she knows about her new boyfriend, her old friends, and even her own sister. Music is what brought them together…but will it also tear them apart? (From Goodreads)

Thank you Booksparks for sending me this book, as part of the Reading By The Sea 2018 challenge

I love music, and I love books. Sadly this book was not for me. I had a hard time getting into the story. I think the problem was that it was just too young for me, and I couldn’t appreciate the story line. It was very cutesy, and sweet. However, I think a lot of others may enjoy this book.

There was some good to this book though, I did like how the author portrayed the family. How she felt ostracized by her athletic family, but she still pursued her dreams, and did not let anyone hold her back. That’s a good moral for young kids to follow.

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