Friday 26 June 2020

ReadItDaddy's Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 26th June 2020: "Love on the Main Stage" by S.A. Domingo (Hachette)

Sometimes when I hand over a book for 'the boss' to review, I'm never sure whether she's going to take to it or not.

But with "Love on the Main Stage" by S.A Domingo, she was in just the right mood for a summery and romantic novel with a beating pulse of musicality at its heart.

Nova is a girl who loves music and writing her own songs, and right now she's having the most amazing summer of her life. Going from music festival to music festival along with her parents who run a food truck, Nova falls completely in love with the music - but also Sam, a cute American boy who wants to be a musician just like her.

It feels like a fleeting romance, but guess who shows up at the next festival. Sam! But he's a secretive chap, so why can't Nova get him to open up about himself more? And how does Sam have backstage access to the VIP areas at the festival?

C absolutely ate this up, I think as much as writers everywhere are gearing up to write their own 'definitive' lockdown novels, more than anything else what young readers want is a slice of positive and joyful storytelling with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. Essentially something that's going to make you long for the days when we'll all be able to go to festivals again and soak up that amazing atmosphere, and maybe meet that special someone there too?

Lovely stuff. 

"Love on the Main Stage" by S.A. Domingo is out now, published by Hachette (kindly supplied for review)