2013 Sakura Medal Books

Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron

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Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron

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3 thoughts on “Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron

  1. Sammy is a protagonist character, who is a lead singer of a band. His grandfather was a jazz musician and he has been greatly influenced to Sammy’s view on music. The grandfather, however, gets sick. Sammy’s band decides to compete in a competition, yet they don’t practice enough to win. Also, his best friend wants to be his girlfriend; Sammy’s life filled music encounters some difficulties.

    The only thing I can say about this book is – you will like it, especially if you are a teenager musician who loves to play music. The book is full of humors and warmth, and the story is vividly viewed through Sammy’s eyes; you will truly empathize to him. I really recommend any music-loving teenager to read Struts & Frets – this is a must read book. Music, love, family, a teenager life in general…it was great to read this.

    “So read this book if you like music, hate posers, and have ever sat up all night listening to a favorite album, wondering if you’d ever find your place in the world.”

  2. This is a pretty straightforward high school tale of playing in a band and girls and slightly unusual family relationships. The narrator is odd enough to keep you interested and, er, kind of uncoolly cool in an uncool sort of way. The usual stuff happens and the ending is not completely what you expected. I kind of enjoyed this one. Listen to the recommended playlist as you read. It might open some new doors for you.

  3. A funny, upbeat story about a group of teenage boys starting a band. Every character is quirky and lovable in their unique way, and it’s really fun to see how the boys mature over the course of the story. What made this book especially entertaining was that every chapter title is a name of a song (so if you can multi-task, I would recommend reading the chapter while listening to the song.). “Struts & Frets” is a great way for readers to get into music-writing and/or performing, as well as a chance to find new favorite artists.

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