Thursday, January 8, 2009

Off the Record

(Synopsis from "Jane Marlow is a true-blue good girl: plain, predictable, and perfectly responsible. But when her brother catches an episode of Music One's "Off the Record," he discovers that former pop sensation Teddy Rock is actually their childhood neighbor Theodore Brockford, and that his one-hit wonder twelve years earlier wasn't just a catchy tune that took the charts by storm-it was a song about Jane Marlow! Now Jane has a chance to live life off the record, but is she ready for the changes it brings? And even if she's willing to take the risk, is she willing to face the music?"

Off the Record started out a bit slow for me, but once it picked up it turned out to be an enjoyable read. It really takes the angle of "Who Am I?" in the end. It has only a small amount of romance in it, compared to other chick lit.

The who am I dilemma makes the book a little too sugary and preachy. The song that Jane Marlow is in talks about her like she is some sort of sex goddess. Jane tries to fit into that image, but realizes it's not her.

That's basically the book. If you have nothing better to do (which you probably do) it's a cute read.

Grade: C


Megan said...

The concept of this book caught my interest a little. But I have to say, I really dislike the cover.

But I think I have a fetish for books about music. Which is odd because I am not a HUGE music junkie or anything.

Random Book Suggestion:
Getting Over Jack Wagner by Elise Juska