Despite it being described as Pitch Perfect at opera camp, The Sound of Us has serious themes, one of which is body positivity. My theme is five great quotes from body positive novels. I’m happy to be a part of this great blog series celebrating everyone out there, and be sure to check out Andrew’s post tomorrow for the tour! But before I go on, here’s a little bit more about the book:
Kiki Nichols might not survive music camp.
She’s put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she’s got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University’s music program.
Except camp has rigid conduct rules—which means her thrilling late-night jam session with the hot drummer can’t happen again, even though they love all the same TV shows, and fifteen minutes making music with him meant more than every aria she’s ever sung.
But when someone starts snitching on rule breakers and getting them kicked out, music camp turns into survival of the fittest. If Kiki’s going to get that scholarship, her chance to make true friends—and her chance with the drummer guy—might cost her the future she wants more than anything.
Want the next great book with quotes like these? EntangledTeen has contests for you! The first Rafflecopter is for a $25 Amazon gift card that you can use to get the book, and the second is for a fun Dubsmash contest. If you win, you’ll receive:
A paperback copy of The Sound of Us by debut author Julie Hammerle
A box of Nutty Bars, which are prominently featured in the novel
A DVD of High School Musical, so you can watch the movie repeatedly to perfect your dubsmash abilities
You can enter by creating a dubsmash video on the Dubsmash app or the Musical.ly app, or you could upload it to your YouTube Channel of any song from Camp Rock, High School Musical, or Pitch Perfect.
Email in your video to publicity@entangledpublishing.
About the Author
Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write “for real,” she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her music playlist reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list.
She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana.