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Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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.

Goodreads Summary

Maria has led a safe life so far.  She doesn't know why her mother up and left when she was younger, but she knows she has a reliable, dependable dad.  When she is finally allowed to live with her mother, Maria decides to use her newfound freedom to the fullest.  With her mother there, but still acting a little odd and a little absent, Maria does not have any guidance.  Her life with her mother is the majority of the story.  Maria meets her mother's very young and very good-looking boyfriend as well as a possible boyfriend of her own.  She makes a few friends and slowly begins to unravel the past...but will she like what she discovers?

Maria's character is easy to relate to for a younger reader.  She makes mistakes and learns, she is a tad on the impulsive side and tends to push her limits.  The reader will get to know Maria and read from her perspective, she is easy to connect to within the first couple of chapters.  The other characters are so-so.  The reader will probably find fault with a lot of them, but they each have merit as far as the story goes. 

The plot is easy to follow and actually reasonable, the reader could likely see this happening in real life.  Music plays a large part in both the story and Maria's life, the reader will love how the author wove music into the plot and the characters.  Overall, this book is great for young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Giselle said...:

    I've been meaning to read this one it sounds different and refreshing. Awesome review chick!

  1. I'm not familiar with this book. I think I'll check it out for my daughter, she might enjoy it.