Thursday, May 19, 2011

Songs for a Teenage Nomad - A Review

Songs for a Teenage Nomad - Kim Culbertson (own)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Sold By: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Book (eBook) , 256pp
  • Sales Rank: 1,378
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • File Size: 535 KB
  • ISBN-13: 9781402245473
  • ISBN: 1402245475
  • These items ship to U.S, APO/FPO and U.S. Protectorate addresses only.


What is the soundtrack of your life?

After living in twelve places in eight years, Calle Smith finds herself in Andreas Bay, California, at the start of ninth grade. Another new home, another new school...Calle knows better than to put down roots. Her song journal keeps her moving to her own soundtrack, bouncing through a world best kept at a distance.

Yet before she knows it, friends creep in-as does an unlikely boy with a secret. Calle is torn over what may be her first chance at love. With all that she's hiding and all that she wants, can she find something lasting beyond music? And will she ever discover why she and her mother have been running in the first place?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book and mostly for all the music name dropping. It just added a little bit extra to the story. I felt bad for Calle and her mom's nomad lifestyle that was put upon Calle even though she hated it.

Calle tells her story of all the dad's she has known throughout her life except for the one she wants to know the most, her real dad. As they story moves along we do get to learn about him and decide for ourselves what we think. Though I didn't find his portion of the story to be that important to me.

What I found to strike the biggest chord with me was Calle finding her place in her new town and making real friends. Putting down roots for the first time.

Author's Website: Kim Culbertson


Irene said...

Sounds good. Thanks for a great review.