The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
” I never expected any of this to happen, but I’m glad that it did.”
The Songs in our Hearts is an adorably sweet read about a 16 year old high school student Charlie who becomes interested in the new boy Micah until an ex friend/bully of hers, Samantha starts rumors that Charlie has a crush to the whole school. A cruel joke that Samantha loves to play with Charlie is to constantly humiliate her. So she avoids interaction with Micah as much as possible, but between an English project, Dances, CD’s and Mini-Mart trips Charlie and Micah’s friendship grows and Charlie learns that the rumors don’t have to affect her life unless she lets them and to “Live a Little”
“The people that really matter are the ones who don’t gossip about you, the ones who know the truth.”
A sweet Contemporary YA novel, Chantal Gadoury brings high school romance to life in The Songs in Our Hearts. The characters are easy to relate too and it shows real problems lots of teenagers often face during their High School years well. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down! Thank you Chantal for giving me the opportunity to read this wonderful book!
High school junior Charlie Blake has never seen anyone quite like Micah Jacobs in her small town of Grand Lakes. With his carefree spirit, rough-around-the-edges personality, and handsome grin, Charlie is transfixed.
But Charlie’s been burned before with her first crush, at the hands of an ex-friend and a cruel joke. Because of those scars, Charlie keeps her guard up when it comes to boys. But a class project – that may or may not involve kissing for the camera! – forces her to not only confront Micah, but her true feelings.
While prepping for the assignment, Charlie finds herself in Micah’s car accompanied by the music of Journey, Elvis, The Cars, and Peter Gabriel. Between slushies, burning rafts, pizza, and great music, Charlie and Micah bond as she learns the importance of letting go of the past and opening herself to new people.
When their project comes to an end, Charlie wonders if she should finally confess everything she’s been denying before she loses the chance. When words fail, will the songs in her heart be enough?