Title: The Vinyl Princess
Author: Yvonne Prinz
Publisher: HarperTeen (December 22, 2009)
Reading Level: Young Adult
With a summer job at Bob & Bob Records in Berkeley, California, teen music junkie Allie is ready for anything. She’s poised to fall in love, catch a thief, and make a mix that’ll break your heart. And when she blogs as The Vinyl Princess, Allie is the sort of mystery girl you can’t resist tuning into. Get ready for the vinyl revolution!
Author Yvonne Prinz, cofounder of Amoeba Music, the world’s biggest independent music store chain, brings readers into the inspired, obsessive, irrepressible heart of a teen who is head-over-heels in love with music. Like a great record, this read will rock your soul and rattle your bones.The Vinyl Princess was a fast-paced, quirky read. Even though I was a bit disappointed with the whole novel, I'm still satisfied. Well, I was expecting this novel to blow me away, have the "wow" factor, but it never did.
The start was where I was so engrossed. I wanted to know more about Allie, she was such an interesting character. But in the middle, the plot line almost fell flat. There was nothing so exciting in the book for a while. I guess because this novel was a bit predictable, some parts in this story were really obvious. I though that it was just words, words, and words. It was fluctuating.
Prinz fully developed the characters in this novel. I was very impressed. Allie and Kit were very unique characters, especially Allie. She had such a strong voice in this novel. All she cared about was her love of music, nothing else; clothes, looks. She also blogged! How awesome is that? I really liked how she was both close to her mom and dad, just like me. The fact that she blogged a lot and how she was really close with her parents, was really easy for me to relate to her!
Characters was something strong in this novel. Writing was just good, not too great, not bad. The plot line was fluctuating. Overall, the premise and potential was there although in the end it did not succeed progressing from it's early potential.