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A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

A Little Wanting Song

by Cath Crowley

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Ok. That's that. Too purple for my tastes. I read 25% and I just don't give a shit about the story or characters. The purple is too distracting. I see how this would appeal to many, but it's just not my kind of book.

Sowwy, Dee! I gave it my best shot.

As I'm super lazy
ready to move on ASAP, I'm just going to copy & paste all my status updates here. They're pretty self-explanatory. -_-


It’s so early he’s wiping hills of sand piled in the corners of his eyes.

Seriously? This is in the first paragraph. -_-


Everything in the world’s got a voice; most people don’t hear hard enough is all. Sunrise sounds like slow chords dripping from my guitar this morning. Sad chords, in B-flat.

I'm still on the first paragraph. Shoot me now.


I stared in the mirror for a while. I did that thing where you turn and spin back and try to catch yourself by surprise.

Oh, yeah! I do that all the time - said no one ever.


I guess things change, though, so slowly you don’t notice the chord’s different. You’re playing B7 with added D and then D drifts away and all you’re left with is B minor. That’s a pretty sad key.


She laid her head on the pillow beside me and her breath stole the cool of the night.

So, she had hot breath? That's what I take away from this sentence.

Am I just stupid or is this sentence ridiculously stupid?


You get the picture. -_-

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  JennyJen | Aug 14, 2014 |
I really liked this book. Charlie is a musician with talent who is too shy to show it and Rose is the girl who wants to leave town. It is interesting to me how Rose didn't like Charlie but then began to like her. I have not read many books that are so emotional and it was a bit of a nice change from what I usually read. ( )
  ChickensAreBrave | Jul 6, 2014 |
Wait a little longer

If you wait a little longer
I’ll be getting closer soon
I’m really very close
So please don’t move
Got some things to say
And you’ll be hearing from me soon
I’m not that far away
So please don’t move
I’m writing almost-love-songs
That I’ll be singing to you soon
They’re really close to ready
So please don’t move
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  Soplada | Feb 27, 2014 |
3.5 stars ( )
  bonniemarjorie | May 7, 2013 |
Very, very nice. The characters and situations were made very real and I was very absorbed into their lives and emotions. This is among the best coming-of-age novels I've read. As with the others of the genre that I've liked a lot, it's more the writing of the characters than it is the story, I think, that really makes it what it is. If this stays with me long enough I may have to come back and add the fifth star. I'm looking forward to Graffiti Moon. ( )
  Yona | May 2, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375860967, Hardcover)

A summer of friendship, romance, and songs in major chords. . . .

CHARLIE DUSKIN loves music, and she knows she's good at it. But she only sings when she's alone, on the moonlit porch or in the back room at Old Gus's Secondhand Record and CD Store. Charlie's mom and grandmother have both died, and this summer she's visiting her grandpa in the country, surrounded by ghosts and grieving family, and serving burgers to the local kids at the milk bar. She's got her iPod, her guitar, and all her recording equipment, but she wants more: A friend. A dad who notices her. The chance to show Dave Robbie that she's not entirely unspectacular.

ROSE BUTLER lives next door to Charlie's grandfather and spends her days watching cars pass on the freeway and hanging out with her troublemaker boyfriend. She loves Luke but can't wait to leave their small country town. And she's figured out a way: she's won a scholarship to a science school in the city, and now she has to convince her parents to let her go. This is where Charlie comes in. Charlie, who lives in the city, and whom Rose has ignored for years. Charlie, who just might be Rose's ticket out.

Told in alternating voices and filled with music, friendship, and romance, Charlie and Rose's "little wanting song" is about the kind of longing that begins as a heavy ache but ultimately makes us feel hopeful and wonderfully alive.

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One Australian summer, two very different sixteen-year-old girls--Charlie, a talented but shy musician, and Rose, a confident student longing to escape her tiny town--are drawn into an unexpected friendship, as told in their alternating voices.

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