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AUTHOR: Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Drum Roll, Please
by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. It’s the only time she doesn’t feel like a mouse.
Now, she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods.
But this summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline. To top it off, Melly’s not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock ‘n’ roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?
A main character (Melly) is attracted to people of multiple genders.
SUGGEST A TROPE:
“I may only be four foot, eight inches, but all the more reason I’ve got to stand by every one of them. Now, where’s my glitter?”
SUGGEST A QUOTE:
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between book