Manning's first novel may be predictable, but Molly Montgomery's compelling voice will pull in readers as she chronicles her quick rise to pop star fame with her British band, The Hormones. Though the premise shares some similarity with this season's Pop Princess by Rachel Cohn, this novel delves into the dynamics of band life. As the book opens, Molly explains that she is "nineteen years old, and Inspired by her heroine, Ruby X, Molly and her friends want to be part of a "girl revolution" by starting a band.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning. Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning. Seventeen-year-old Molly Montgomery never planned on becoming famous. Molly's band, The Hormones, was just supposed to be about mucking around with her best mates, Jane and Tara, and having fun. But when the deliciously dangerous Dean and his friend T join the band, things start happening fast.
Soon The Hormones are front-page news, and their debut album is rocketing up th Seventeen-year-old Molly Montgomery never planned on becoming famous. Soon The Hormones are front-page news, and their debut album is rocketing up the charts. Molly is the force behind the band, but the hazards of fame, first love, screaming fans, and sleazy managers are forcing the newly crowned teen queen of grrl angst close to the edge.
Fame never comes for free, and Molly's about to find out what it costs. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 21st by Speak first published July 17th More Details Original Title.
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Nov 03, Jacob Proffitt rated it liked it Shelves: young-adult. This book starts light, but it doesn't take long before you start seeing hints of seriousness. Which is too bad as it can't really bear the load. Molly just wants to sing about things that matter to her—even while acknowledging that those things aren't world-shattering or expecting others to find them interesting, themselves.
She's somewhat taken aback when her little group starts to get attention and finds herself quickly out of her depth and struggling to find her way with a boatload of distrac This book starts light, but it doesn't take long before you start seeing hints of seriousness.
She's somewhat taken aback when her little group starts to get attention and finds herself quickly out of her depth and struggling to find her way with a boatload of distractions pushing and pulling at her. Her greatest distraction is bandmate, Dean. He runs hot and cold, argues all the time, but he has hints of deeper feelings that are as intriguing as they are confusing. I liked how their relationship progressed, frankly, even though I didn't like him much.
All of that is the good stuff. The problem with the story is that there's an undercurrent of pain, temptation, and excess that dogs Molly's little band and that seriousness undermines the entire book. Take the band's success—their success is beyond unrealistic and their speedy rise to fame just doesn't survive any scrutiny at all.
That goofy foundation makes the serious events that rest on it feel trivialized, or, worse, like a tract or rant about the evils of success and putting your faith in the obviously faithless. It's like a modern Red Riding Hood story told to young girls to warn them away from promises of fame and lies about success.
If you're going to do serious, you really need a better foundation and, maybe, to take the time to establish enough realism to give it the impact it deserves. And yes, I truly hated the ending. That's mollified heh somewhat by being completely foreshadowed and absolutely right for the characters and what was left of the plot.
Still, that doesn't mean I have to like it Dec 27, PK rated it it was amazing. There are not many books that should make you cry- and when it happens, you have read a book you cannot forget. This book is Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning. This book is a heart-breaker. I loved this book so much. Molly Montgomery. She is just a normal British school girl. Th There are not many books that should make you cry- and when it happens, you have read a book you cannot forget.
These three girls want to rock the world- and when they meet two boys who turn their chill-out band into something more, their dream comes true- but there is a catch- all comes at a price. Molly is forced to do things she does not want to do, she loses her virginity, she gets high and drunk, she betrays her friends, she gets into legal trouble, and she loses herself. Now, Molly is forced to get it all back- but when your life has spun out of control, is that even possible?
The music industry is a horrible, unforgiving place. I bought this book because of the fact that girl had shocking red hair, like the well known front woman of the band Paramore- Hayley Williams. This book is a carbon copy of what wrong with that band, but you love this Molly. Her band mates care more about money, fame, and drugs then playing shows for fans. Her manager controls her, and Molly grows strong enough to control her new life.
There are scenes in this book that speak to you- boy because they are dangerous and disturbing. Molly goes through hell to get to where she is and fix her life, and even through it all, she ends up going back down on her downward spiral. But despite the challenges, she learns a lot about friendship, and most of all the power of music.
Check it out from your library. May 03, Emilyandherlittlepinknotes rated it it was amazing Shelves: ya , young-adult. Guitar Girl is about seventeen years old Molly, Molly and her two best friends start a band for fun, later Dean and his friend T join them and this how The Hormones are born, soon they become really good and are signed by a record company. Pressure increases and Molly is not sure she can or wants to handle this new scenario.
Compromising can be really though and it gets really ugly when you reach the point in which the price to pay is losing yourself in the bargain. Feb 19, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: sad , lick-his-abs-hot , now-that-s-what-i-call-writing , romance , high-school-drama-gross , predictable , 1st-person-pov , angsty-love , poor-girl-needs-help , contemporary.
Well, this sort of left me in a funk. The storyline goes that an average girl learned three chords on a guitar and then made a band, became super famous and toured America. I've just never heard anyone say becoming famous only took playing one gig and then hitting it big. It just felt really forced, and unrealistic. I don't know that Manning did much research on this one and I also hated the ending.
I saw the point of it, but I still hated it. This story just left me with a bitter taste in my mou Well, this sort of left me in a funk. This story just left me with a bitter taste in my mouth, and a vague sort of sadness. The only character that truly interested me was Paul. Unfortunately he was too much of the quintessential bad guy for me to really want to delve any further into his personality. It was a pretty short read and I kept reading because Manning is pretty awesome most of the time.
I'm glad it's not a series. Or maybe I would have liked it better if it was a series. Who knows really? View 1 comment. I found this book at a bargain store near me and I can honestly say this was one of the best purchases I had made in my entire life. Not only did it surprise me when I figured out that this was an English book, but it pulled me in straight from page one. I first heard about it through a friend and when I saw the title, I remembered how oddly familiar it sounded only to remember of the recommendation.
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Despite an intermittently witty voice and a high interest topic, this trip through the world of pop rock never gets off the ground. Seventeen-year-old narrator Molly Montgomery finds herself living Molly and her friends start a band, get signed to a record label, and along the way to stardom Molly falls in love, has sex, gets her hearbroken and realizes she's lost who she is. She's now advises a number of UK magazine publishers as well as being a contributing editor to Elle UK. Pretty Things is her second title for Penguin and she's currently working on her next book, Let's Get Lost. Sarra lives in North London with her devoted dog, Dino, the mongrel she saved from an untimely death. Guitar Girl.