A Wind in Montana
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer SLud_Hopkins
Rory Coleman drops out of band to focus on his chemistry scholarship. His parents don't care about his choices, neither do his friends. However,his band teachers think he is making a bad decision and he should continue his career in tuba playing. Rory's new girlfriend, Victoria Beach, is also being pressured by the same band teachers when she wants study something other than music for once. Together, Rory and Victoria discover their futures and learn to make their own decisions in life. I really enjoyed reading this book. It also turned out to be more of a romance than I expected, which was a nice take. A Wind in Montana was very focused and never really strayed much from the plot. The characters were fun to follow in their own journeys. Definitely DO NOT judge this book by its cover or pages. It is not at all boring or lame. It was a little on the long side of books but nothing really to worry about. I would recommend this to book to many of my friends.
Some pretty explicit sexual content and swearing
Reviewer City, State and Country:
Hopkins, Michigan United States of America
Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
Rory is a 16 year old guy whose life shakes in his junior year of high school. He has played basketball and in the band for years, but he decides that chemistry is his true calling. When a scholarship opportunity arises, Rory quits everything but chemistry--and girls. Rory struggles to determine which is better: relationships or academics. When Rory meets Victoria, a girl interested in playing the oboe, he reassesses what is important to him. Of course, teachers, coaches, and parents try to influence him to live out his life THEIR way.
When I began to read this book, I was very interested in the subject matter. Like Rory, I love chemistry and want to study it in college. Rory's personality and relationships with others are strikingly similar to those that I have. This connection made the book realistic and contemporary. The writing was well done, and it is accurate to real life. Some of the main themes are trying to succeed, falling in love, and power struggle between teenagers and adults. I recommend this book to any teenager who desires advice on the coming- of-age. It may also be a good read for parents who do not understand the behavior of their teenage child.
This book contains many sexual scenes and uses some foul language.
Reviewer City, State and
Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America
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