She sings in English, too

On weekends I like to do things a little differently! Enjoy!

I find a lot of books these days by trusting to the randomness of the universe, and Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers, 2008, is no exception. The title caught my ear as I was reading a list of recommended reading at the library. This YA (young adult) novel is about the confusion of growing up, trying to decide who you are while you’re also trying to deal with the everyday hassles of being a kid. The novel’s protagonist is obsessed with Debbie Harry, the lead singer of the band Blondie. He can’t decide whether he wants to date her or be her, but he adores the power and beauty she exudes. The book fulfilled its promise, and I recommend it.

By the way, you may have noticed that I haven’t included any negative reviews. It’s not that I like everything I read—not at all. I’ve made the decision to only mention books I liked because: 1) It’s not joyful to be negative. 2) I know how much work it is to write a book. 3) Everyone’s taste differs. I might hate something that you adore—for example, I cannot understand the fascination with bell bottoms. Someone else can tell you what not to read—I have more important things to do with my time.

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