Tuesday, April 24

Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers

Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt And Co
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256

Summary: After years of boredom in her rural South Carolina town, Maria is thrilled when her father finally allows her to visit her estranged artist mother in New York City. She’s ready for adventure, and she soon finds herself immersed in a world of rock music and busy streets, where new people and ideas lie around every concrete corner. This is the freedom she’s always longed for—and she pushes for as much as she can get, skipping school to roam the streets, visit fancy museums, and flirt with the cute clerk at a downtown record store.

But just like her beloved New York City, Maria’s life has a darker side. Behind her mother’s carefree existence are shadowy secrets, and Maria must decide just where—and with whom—her loyalty lies.

My Thoughts: Honestly, I wanted to love Supergirl Mixtapes. The cover alone suggests it would be unique. The plot sounds like it would be awesome. And its sprinkled with music, big win.

We are introduced to Maria who lives with her father in a small southern town. Her mother has never really been around. Until now. She goes off to New York to live with her mother for a while.

While in New York, Maria is trying to navigate the streets while trying to figure out where exactly she belongs. Back in her hometown, everything was going downhill and she felt like she was losing everything. But in New York, she doesn't fit in at school or in her mother's world.

She’s staying with her mother and her mother's young boyfriend. Her mother introduces Maria to a bunch of new music which Maria loves. Maria’s personality is based a lot on music and its just who she is.  Music represents her. She understands it and loves it.

Maria also meets a boy who she takes an interest in. I never really felt connected to him. I really wanted her to end up with someone a little bit better and with more of a personality.

Supergirl Mixtapes did have a lot of music references which were awesome, it also had a bit of romance, and a lot of family drama.

Overall: Honestly, I did enjoy Supergirl Mixtapes a bit. I enjoyed the last part of the book more than the beginning. As I read, the middle is when I really became intrigued and I had to keep reading. This one didn’t make my favorites of the year but it was an alright read.

Cover: Pretty cool cover, right? I love the cassette tape, it takes me back to the 90’s before CD’s were so popular.

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