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Drum Roll, Please: 03/18/19

Drum Roll, Please

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow is set at a music summer camp. Melly has come to camp because her friend Olivia begged her to. But now that she's here she realizes that she adores playing the drums. They give this otherwise shy girl a voice.

Camp though is a new experience in a new location. It's not the guarantee that long time friends will be kept together. There are new kids to meet and new friends to make. As the camp progresses, Melly and Olivia drift apart. Both are at fault and some of it is just the nature of new experiences taking their effect.

It's also a time for new love. Melly discovers she has a crush on another camper. It's played out with just the right amount of drama and sincerity.

Three stars

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