Summer is here, and 16-year-old Allie, a self-professed music geek, is exactly where she wants to be: working full-time at Berkeley’s ultra-cool Bob and Bob Records. There, Allie can spend her days bantering with the street people, talking the talk with the staff, shepherding the uncool bridge-and-tunnel shoppers, all the while blissfully surrounded by music, music, music. It’s the perfect setup for her to develop her secret identity as The Vinyl Princess, author of both a brand-new zine and blog. From the safety of her favourite place on earth, Allie is poised to have it all: love, music and blogging.
Her mother, though, is actually the one getting the dates, and business at Allie’s beloved record store is becoming dangerously slow—not to mention that there have been a string of robberies in the neighbourhood. At least her blog seems to be gaining interest, one vinyl junkie at a time….
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YVONNE PRINZ is the author of several books, including the Clare series and The Vinyl Princess, which won the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction and was named to Resource Links’ Year’s Best of 2010 list. A Canadian living in San Francisco, she is the co-founder of Amoeba Music, the world’s largest independent music store.From Booklist:
“I’m what people in the record store business refer to as a ‘throwback,’ an ‘audiophile,’ a ‘record geek.’” Sixteen-year-old Allie, a fierce defender of vinyl in the age of music downloads, loves her job at Bob & Bob Records, an independent store that’s walking distance from the rambling Berkeley home she shares with her recently divorced mom. Over a single summer, Allie starts a music blog that attracts international readers, falls for a dreamy stranger with a seriously shady past, watches her parents awkwardly navigate new relationships, and finally discovers true romance with a music-loving soul mate. Chick-lit readers will recognize some familiar trappings in this enjoyable coming-of-age story: a wisecracking first-person voice; an eccentric, lovable best friend; disappointing guys; wacky relatives; and charming princes who have been there all along. But Prinz, who cofounded an indie music store, writes with a genuine passion for music that all readers who live to listen will recognize, and in this heartfelt, often-hilarious story, she shows the profound ways that music can shape lives. Grades 7-11. --Gillian Engberg
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061715832
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