Piece of My heart

Piece of My heart
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Age Range
14+
Release Date
May 18, 2013
ISBN
9781440561054
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Still in high school, Marisol Reyes gets the chance of a lifetime to be a real singer, and she leaps at it. After all, this is the dream she held on to, all the days and nights she spent growing up on means streets of East Harlem. Marisol never gave in--no matter what her boyfriend or her best friend had to say. Who cares if only one in a hundred pretty, talented girls make it? She will be the one. In her rush to fame, Marisol tramples on the heart of her loyal best friend, and Julian, the boy she loves. But will it be worth it? One night at a private gig in the Hamptons, the little Latino girl with the big voice from East Harlem gets a severe reality check. A famous rapper who claims to be interested in her talents turns out to be interested in something else, threatening not only Marisol's dreams but her body and soul. Will the realities of the gritty New York music scene put out the stars in Marisol's eyes forever?

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Wonderful Debut!
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
What I liked: First of all I was extremely impressed with Lynn Maddalenna Menna's writing style. The story has great flow and the characters all come across well. I enjoyed reading about the culture of East Harlem and the Latino community there. I was rooting for Marisol from page 1. I felt all the secondary characters were written really well, not just put in to fill extra pages. I love how strong Marisol is. She knows what she wants and she's willing to do what it takes to get it, as long as she's comfortable with it. I appreciated that. There were other characters in the book willing to do ANYTHING to get what they wanted, and I loved how Marisol didn't get involved in that.

What left me wanting more: I honestly didn't like Marisol and Julian's relationship. If he truly loved her, he would not have wanted her to put her music career on hold just for him. I felt like he did not really support her and he pushed her to do things she wan't ready for. I kind of wished she would have found someone else, but that's just my opinion. I was really put off by the way her friends treated her. There was so much jealousy and pettiness towards her. I would love to read more about Marisol, but the ending of this book was great and is great as a stand alone!
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