"It was supposed to be the summer of her life. Instead, 17-year-old Lucy finds her best friend Harper shot dead in an LA swimming pool. How did it come to this? Lucy Gosling is the drummer in Crush, a rock band formed by five London schoolgirls that has just won the UK semi-final of an international talent contest. But when the band lands in Hollywood for the big final, things are not quite as they seem."
This book is about five girls: Harper, Lucy, Toni, Robyn and Iza. Harper is the lead singer, spotlight-hungry and on a quest to win back her ex-boyfriend, Rafe. Lucy is the drummer, calm and level-headed, she is the band's 'rock'. Toni is the bassist, gorgeous and temperamental, she longs for the fame. Robyn is the guitarist and song-writer, slightly insecure but brilliant; she just wants friends. And Iza the pianist, shy and classically trained; she will either make or break it to the top.The girls go on a journey that will teach them to love life, but also respect it.
I think my favourite characters are probably Iza and Lucy. Iza because I can easily relate to her shyness and I love her journey from an insecure child to a brave and outspoken individual, and Lucy because she is the peacemaker of sorts - you may even say a motherly figure. She is there for each and every one of the girls and is completely selfless.
I really loved the way the scenes between Lucy and Alexander and Iza and Luke where written. Also, the few moments you get between Caesar and Skye were truly beautiful.
This book made me laugh until my ribs hurt, but it also had me sobbing like a 3-year-old. There was nothing at all that I disliked about the book - I thought it was utterly perfect. I would recommend this to absolutely anybody and everybody who likes to read. Drummer Girl is one of those books that anybody can read. Overall, I give Bridget Tyler's masterpiece that is Drummer Girl only my second ever 10/10!!!
Review by Harriett.
Drummer Girl by Bridget Taylor