Title: Placid Girl
Author: Brenna Ehrlich
Publisher: All Age Press
Publication Date: August 25th , 2015
Format: e ARC
My Rating: 4.5/ 5
Pre Order link : Amazon
Punk was created for the malcontents, something that loner and aspiring drummer Hallie understands all too well. Trapped in a boring suburban life – dysfunctional parents included! – Hallie drowns her angst in the angry songs of Haze, a masked musician who has not been heard from in five years. So naturally she’s surprised – and more than a little skeptical – when someone who seems to be Haze starts flirting with her via her favorite photo-sharing app. Is he who he says he is? What does he want from her? The questions only multiply when Hallie — along with bandmate Sarah and aspiring music journalist Steve — roadtrip to Haze's comeback gig to unmask the reclusive musician once and for all.
I received an e ARC copy of Placid Girl from All Age Press via Net Galley, in exchange with an honest review.
One of the most thrilling books that I have ever read ! The author will keep you on your toes with every page you turn.
You know how sometimes a chapter begins with a classical quote; well this one begins with a lyrics from one of Haze's songs. I wish Haze was a real artist. You know what, scratch that ! I just wish that both albums existed in real life.
Brenna will make you experience the music written as if you were at a live concert. Every beat will move you, and the lyrics will change you.
I really liked the concept of the story. We follow Hallie, Sarah, and Steve as they try to " unmask " Haze. The journey itself is rough. It is filled with a mixture of receiving secret messages, parent abuse, parent neglection , uncovering past events, falling in love , running away from the police......see? It is pretty awesome.
There was a time when these secret messages were very creepy, and I was surprised to how Hallie reacted to them! However, after finishing the novel, I read something about how this book was somehow related to Lolita, which made me accept Hallie's actions.
I wished the author explained what was happening at Sarah's house, instead of referring to it was bad over there. I was curious to know the events.
I loved Stevie ! Although he could be rude at times, I totally shipped those short Stellie moments. I also never saw that Sarah-Hallie thing coming.
I loved the ending ! It was just perfect. It was one of the 4 predictions that I had in mind, so I was not disappointed .
To anyone who read the book, let us discuss the last sentence !!!!!!
In other words, Placid girl was an original, refreshing read.
I give it 4.5 stars out of 5.