18 Sep 2016

Review: Sing by Vivi Greene

Sing synopsis from Goodreads: 

"America’s most famous pop star flees the spotlight to recover from her latest break-up in Maine—only to fall for a local boy and be faced with an impossible choice at the end of the summer: her new guy, or her music.

Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross’s biggest hits and biggest heartbreaks (because they are one and the same):

1. AGONY. (That feeling when her ex ripped her heart out of her chest and she never saw it coming.)
2. GHOSTS. (Because even famous people are ghosted by guys sometimes. And it sucks just as much.)
3. ONCE BITTEN. (As in: twice shy. Also, she’s never dating an actor or a musician ever again.)

But this summer’s going to be different. After getting her heart shattered, Lily is taking herself out of the spotlight and heading to a small island in middle-of-nowhere Maine with her closest friends. She has three months until her fall tour starts-three months to focus on herself, her music, her new album. Anything but guys.

That is . . . until Lily meets sweet, down-to-earth local Noel Bradley, who is so different from anyone she’s ever dated. Suddenly, Lily’s “summer of me” takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself falling deeper and harder than ever before. But Noel isn’t interested in the limelight. She loves Noel-but she loves her fans, too. And come August, she may be forced to choose."

My experience with Sing:

I received this book from @harpercollinsnz and read it during my Epic Reads decathlon & I've been meaning to share my thoughts with you guys!

So I'll be honest, when I read the synopsis of this book I really didn't expect to like it as much as I did! I will say that it made me as happy as I expected. It had a simple plot, with some nice characters, and it would make the best watch-when-you're-feeling-down-with-a-tub-of-ben-and-jerry's-ice-cream film, ever. It kind of reminded me of the classic Miley Cyrus films (like The Last Song) and there was something comforting about that. When I put this book down I had a huge smile on my face and that's important, right?

There were a few things about the main character did that upset me. She said that she wasn't going to go and get involved with another guy, and she does. She's a bit cruel to her friends and doesn't realise the impact that her fame has on those around her but though their isn't much character development on her part, I did end up liking her a lot more as I got further through the book!

I loved that Sing contained a lot of different types of relationships (toxic ones, loving ones, friendships, parent/child, etc) and it made the love story more interesting and helped us get to know more of the characters than just Lily.

My favourite part of the book was getting to read about how Lily wrote her lyrics for her new album. She heard stories from where she was and developed them into these beautiful songs. It was something that I hadn't seen before in YA!

I gave Sing by Vivi Green 4/5 stars (★★★★☆) and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good contemporary! If you're a fan of Jenny Han then this book might be for you!

About the author: 

Vivi Greene is a pop-culture addict and lives year-round on an island off the coast of New England.

That's it for the review, I hope that you'll consider picking up Sing and that you really enjoy it if you do! If you've already read it, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below (spoiler free so we don't spoil it for anyone else!)

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