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Friday, November 24, 2017

Book Review! The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury

The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published:  September 19, 2017
Publisher: 48fourteen Publishing

High school junior Charlie Blake has never seen anyone quite like Micah Jacobs in her small town of Grand Lakes. With his carefree spirit, rough-around-the-edges personality, and handsome grin, Charlie is transfixed.

But Charlie's been burned before with her first crush, at the hands of an ex-friend and a cruel joke. Because of those scars, Charlie keeps her guard up when it comes to boys. But a class project - that may or may not involve kissing for the camera! - forces her to not only confront Micah, but her true feelings. 

While prepping for the assignment, Charlie finds herself in Micah's car accompanied by the music of Journey, Elvis, The Cars, and Peter Gabriel. Between slushies, burning rafts, pizza, and great music, Charlie and Micah bond as she learns the importance of letting go of the past and opening herself to new people. 

When their project comes to an end, Charlie wonders if she should finally confess everything she's been denying before she loses the chance. When words fail, will the songs in her heart be enough?

The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury was such a delightful story. Charlie was completely relatable. I could see a lot of my high school self in her. As appealing as Micah seemed, even I didn't trust him at first. I kept expecting a joke to be exposed. So, I guess some of that high school insecurity is still in me too. I loved how their friendship grew. It was a beautiful thing. Charlie's relationship with her brother was pretty cute too. If you could hand pick a brother, he'd be it. There is a lot of heart within the pages of this book. The fear of rejection, excitement of first love, learning not to care what others think... I think it's a book our teenage selves can all relate to in some way.

This was such an enjoyable story, that was super hard to walk away from when things like work and sleep got in the way. I snooped the author's website and Facebook page, and it looks like there will be a sequel! Yay!

The Song in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my review of another book by this author!

Chantal Gadoury is a young author who is originally from the countryside of Muncy, PA. Chantal likes anything Disney, plays a mean game of Disney trivia, enjoys painting and has a interest in British History. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues that love of writing today. As a recent college graduate from Susquehanna University, with a degree in Creative Writing, writing novels is a dream come true.

To learn more about Chantal Gadoury and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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