Reviewed by Melanie on June 12, 2017
When I first began this book, I honestly didn’t know if I would be able to finish it. I just finished Eliza and Her Monsters, and wasn’t sure if I could handled another heavy kind of book. After the first few chapters, I was hooked and listened as constantly as possible with two kids home on summer vacation.
Elise, like a lot of fifteen year old girls, struggles through the challenges of joint custody, high school, and trying to be “cool” when she’s always been precocious. After an attempt to get attention, Elise feels suffocated by her parents and sneaks out to take a walk around the neighborhood. She meets Vicky and Pippa, joins them on their way to an underground club, and discovered a passion she never expected. DJing.
Elise is a strong character. Even though she is sometimes intolerable with her selfishness, she deals with bullying, being unpopular, and living a double life. Social outcast by day, up and coming DJ on Thursday nights. Elise’s trials make her more interesting and a character who will stick with me in the future.