Notes From an Accidental Band Geek (Paperback)

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Winter 2012 Kids' Next List

“Notes From an Accidental Band Geek is sweet, charming, and delightful! Dionne has crafted a story that wraps you up and pulls you into its pages. The characters are both believable -- who doesn't know a 13-year-old girl that can be sweet one minute and seemingly possessed by a demon the next minute? -- and endearing. Perfect for girls who want 'realistic' fiction with a bit of a romance. And is it wrong to feel like I missed out on the best high school years by not having been a part of marching band?”
— Kathleen March, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL


Elsie Wyatt is a born French horn player, just like her father and her grandfather before her. In order to qualify for the prestigious summer music camp of her dreams, she must expand her musical horizons and join--gasp!--the marching band. There are no French horns in marching band, but there are some very cute boys. Elsie is not so sure she'll survive, but the new friends she's making and the actual fun she's having force her to question her dad's expectations and her own musical priorities.

About the Author

Erin Dionne lives in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

“It has humor, heart, and a touch of romance that will provide ample fodder for booktalks.” — School Library Journal

“Marching-band kids everywhere will enjoy this believable celebration of a life-changing, musical rite of passage.” — Kirkus
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142422472
ISBN-10: 0142422479
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: September 13th, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English