Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 17/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 89/100 or B
Source: Publisher
Allie has a summer job at Bob & Bob Records in Berkeley, California. As a music junkie that loves vinyl records, this job is made for her. She also starts a blog called The Vinyl Princess, which seems to be getting more popular each day and she expresses true love for her favorite vinyls. Allie also spends time with her fashionable best friend, Kit, as they wander down Telegraph Avenue. At the record story, Allie finds these guys that may be her chance to fall in love with, like the hot and mysterious Joel and annoying, but record-obsessing Zach. Also, robberies are plaguing Telegraph Avenue and it has everyone on high alert.
Allie was exactly like the girl that I was a few years ago. She is in love with music and amazing vinyls. I loved that she had so much knowledge about music. I could also relate to her extreme love of music and all the work that she puts into her blog. Her friend Kit was also awesome, she wore so many types of vintage clothes, which I also love. Joel and Zach were great characters and I liked how Allie learned that first impressions aren't always right. Bob was such a great character, too. I loved how he threatened to sell the store all of the time and he added humor to this book. This plot was amazing. This book had great subplots and a fantastic main plot. Not many writers have characters keep blogs, when more and more people are starting blogs. I also loved the mystery that the robberies brought to this book. The fact that Allie wasn't close to her mom brought an interesting dynamic to the story. Prinz is a great writer and knows how to create an interesting and fantastic story. I recommend this book to anyone that loves music, you will enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read this one--it looks awesome! great review (:


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