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2.7 1
Young Adult Fiction 1666
Save the band, save the world
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What I Loved:
I flew through this book! THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY is so compulsively readable that I just didn't want to put it down!

I loved Liza as a character; I saw so much of myself in her! Her friends are her life, so when the school threatens to defund the marching band, Liza is willing to do anything to save it, including entering a competition aboard a cruise ship with some serious prize money. She struggles with letting things go and is so tightly wound that at times I just wanted to yell "relax!" at her. She berates herself over things outside of her control and makes as many mistakes as she has successes. She felt real to me, which made me root for her all the more.

While the romance is pretty predictable, it's also super cute! There's a hate-to-love relationship and a misguided crush and a best friend turned enemy turned fresh start involved.

The Final Verdict:
THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY is a cute, fun read that is sure to please contemporary fans.
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