Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass

3 stars

Reviewed by Camryn.

Now, this is a typical girl falls in love with famous singer YA book, so I was a little hesitant at reading it since usually when authors portray it, it's very inaccurate to real life. I gotta say that's the same with this book. I won't spoil it too much but if you're looking for a realistic outcome and/or realistic events you won't find it in this book, which I guess if you're looking for a book that won't make you sad and depressed I would go for this book. If you want to escape reality, I would go for it. Other than the inaccurate factor, there were 2 other things I didn't like: 1) everyone in the book was famous or EXTREMELY gifted at something (as in practically famous for it), every. single. person. The female lead, the supporting characters, the female lead's bff... etc. So if you're looking for a book that again is realistic I would do a 180 and look for another book. 2) the inconsistent slangs used to depict the accents of the characters. Honestly, it would have been better if the author was consistent with the accent/slang, I would've been ok, but she would use it then completely forget about it and then spontaneously include it again way later.
Other than these bleh factors, there were some good factors too though: for one, racial diversity representation! It was a book about a different culture and group of people than would one would usually find so that was interesting and was really neat to learn about as I read. 2) as much as I hated the unrealistic events in the book, I couldn't find myself quitting it because there would always be something drawing me back, so I guess that's a plus.
All in all, it had a good plot and semi-good execution. It wasn't a terrible book, but I guess an average YA novel which breaks my heart because it had so. much. potential. Actually, the book was pretty decent and good, just had higher expectations which was why I was kinda disappointed.