Sunday, July 4

Somebody Everybody Listens To

By Suzanne Supplee

Summary: Retta Lee Jones is blessed with a beautiful voice and has big dreams of leaving her tiny Tennessee hometown. With a beaten down car, a pocketful of hard-earned waitressing money, and stars in her eyes, Retta sets out to make it big in Nashville. But the road to success isn’t a smooth one in a town filled with dreamers, and Retta begins to have doubts: can she make her mark while staying true to herslf?

From the breakout author of Artichoke’s Heart, this bighearted novel is a must-read for anyone who has ever chased a dream (or hummed along with Taylor Swift).

My Thoughts: I really liked this one! We meet Retta who is a girl from a small town with big dreams. She lives with her mother and father and while they make due with the money they have, they aren't used to having a lot. Retta has a crush on the cutest guy in town but of course he has a girlfriend so Retta knows she has no luck there and won't stay and focus on a guy. She heads to Tennessee less than 500 and right from the get go, she has bad luck! She gets mugged and has to sleep in her car. All she has ever wanted is to sing and she has a great voice. She ends up getting in a car accident and gets a job helping a guy out who fixed her car. He takes a liking to her (in a fatherly way) and helps her throughout her musical journey.

Its not easy being Retta when obstacles pop up in the way such as her having to make a trip home or trying to pass out cd's.

What happens to Retta? Does she make it? Read the book to find out!

Overall: This was a cute book! Each chapter had a few facts about country singers and I thought that was cute. I don't listen to much country music but I still found it neat to read the facts. This book is basically just about how Retta wants to follow her dreams. There is no romance in this book at all. No love interest beyond her having a crush. I usually always read books with a love interest but this one was pretty good without a mysterious guy.

Cover: It's cute. I love how she's walking away with her guitar. Very neat.

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writer girl said...

this book sounds lovely. i've added it to my list. thanks!!!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ooo I like the sound of this! Adding it my wish list now. :)

Dwayne said...

This sounds like a 'reality check' kinda book :)

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