Guitar Notes by Mary Amato

At first I thought this was a music book which is why I picked it off the shelf in the first place. I was wrong, it’s not a music book.

Publication: July 1st 2012

Synopsis: On odd days, Tripp Broody uses a school practice room to let loose on a borrowed guitar. Eyes closed, strumming that beat-up instrument, Tripp escapes to a world where only the music matters. 
On even days, Lyla Marks uses the same practice room. To Tripp, she’s trying to become even more perfect — she’s already a straight-A student and an award-winning cellist. But when Lyla begins leaving notes for him in between the strings of the guitar, his life intersects with hers in a way he never expected. 

What starts as a series of snippy notes quickly blossoms into the sharing of interests and secrets and dreams, and the forging of a very unlikely friendship.

Challenging each other to write songs, they begin to connect, even though circumstances threaten to tear them apart. 

Review/Thoughts: Okay, here’s the thing. I loved this book…but I don’t know how to sum everything I loved about it into a review. So, I’m gonna take the short route. In my mom’s words, “I’m going to land the plane.” I’m gonna get straight to the point.

I can relate Tripp, his love for music, his love for guitar. I can just relate, however, I would not dump my mom’s coffee in the trash and replace it with dirt. I just wouldn’t. Why would you do that?! I know why cause I read read book, but why?

As soon as I met Lyla I knew she wasn’t enjoying cello. I could tell she was just unhappy. She was just going through the motions. I enjoyed seeing her open to Tripp, challenging him and becoming his friend.

I find Annie really annoying! I couldn’t stand her. Sorry, but it’s the truth. I guess every book has the one person that you just can’t seem to get into.

The story was really cute and sweet! I enjoyed all the little notes found in the guitar. I loved seeing both Tripp and Lyla open up to one another. So yeah, really cute and sweet. I really enjoyed it…even if it almost brought tears to my eyes. (A hard feat. I’m not an emotional person when it comes to reading and such.)

I know it’s short and not like most of my previous reviews but book was amazing. I don’t really know how else to put it.

~Till the next Chapter~

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