Children's literature: a musical adolescence

Youth literature: a musical adolescence

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Manu and his friends Catherine, Becca and Sophie are not trying to reinvent the world; they are trying to get through adolescence! One is a semi-repressed rebel, another feels invisible, one would do anything for her girlfriends, and the last is in love with love. To be a teenager in the middle of the 1990s is to love Leonardo DiCaprio as much as the grunge movement and vibrate to the rhythm of the MusiquePlus channel…

In this first part of a trilogy aimed at young adults, author and radio host Marie-Josée Gauvin tackles universal and timeless themes, against a background of music from the 1990s. The four main characters – its narrator Manu and her best friends Becca, Catherine and Sophie – are so tightly woven that nothing could separate them… or almost, for example if two of them are fond of the same guy, but that's also that, adolescence! 

These four teenagers are beautiful to see with their contagious enthusiasm, but also their torments which tear them apart inside. They are lucky to have each other. We all need to live and relive this kind of relationship that feels so good, whether in reality or through a literary work as entertaining as this one.

Musical literature

The 1990s were rocked by many sometimes “shady” and inexplicable movements! With her brilliantly chosen and described adolescent anecdotes, the author takes us into her universe full of nostalgia, naivety, love in a friendly sauce and music. Because most of their time, the four heroines are connected to MusiquePlus. Moreover, the title of each of the chapters is that of a popular song of the time, such as Tassez-vous de d'là (Les Colocs) and Break Stuff(Limp Bizkit). The emotions experienced by the characters in these chapters could not be better portrayed than through these songs. Today's teenagers and the great nostalgics can undoubtedly find themselves and find several points in common when reading this book.

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