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The Vinyl Princess

A book by Yvonne Prinz

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  • Dec 28, 2009
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The Vinyl Princess is perfect. Main character Allie lives her life loving music, her job selling vinyl and her friends and family, basically she's awesome and I want to be her friend. The book was realistic but in the way that everyone in the book was cooler than me and I only wish I was that awesome. From Allie's extensive knowledge of music to her best friend Kit's fashion know-how I bow down to these people and am extremely jealous of them.

While the characters were great the overall atmosphere of the book was rocking as well, it gave off a bit of an Empire Records vibe for me, independent record store with a bunch of musicheads and freaks running around humor etc. There was also a bit of a mystery (that I solved just before Allie) involving a string of robberies in town and a bit of romance. Basically The Vinyl Princess is a very well rounded story with music holding the whole thing together.

Another awesome thing about the book I really appreciated was that the Vinyl Princess zine is real, I actually have a copy and I believe the blog is real as well! I love when an author takes the time to make the book come to life and doesn't just use something for the book but takes the time to make it real for the readers. That gets a major thumbs up from me.

Overall a great young adult book for teens and music lovers alike!

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“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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ISBN-10: 0061715832
ISBN-13: 978-0061715839
Author: Yvonne Prinz
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: HarperCollins
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