My first thought while reading Noteworthy was that it connected with both Pitch Perfect and She’s the Man. As I love both of these films, I knew then that I would love this book.
I loved the discussion about being feminine that Jordan has in her head. I feel like it’s a really important point for women and especially young girls. Not being feminine does not mean you’re bad at being a woman. Also, Jordan did not revert back to her old self at the end of the book. I loved that as a character she grew a lot and changed for the better.
Redgate also wrote the friendships between characters really well. Each of the eight members of the Sharps in particular. Each of them had different friendships with one another, and they all had their own personalities. Obviously some had more exploration depending on how much Jordan was with them. But they definitely were full characters and not just stereotypes or ghost-like secondary people. The characters were so diverse so writing non-stereotypical characters was like a sigh of relief.
The only issue I had, which is completely personal to me, is the music references I did not get. This book is packed full of musical terms, which is fine. You dont lose anything from the book if you dont understand. But I did keep skipping sentences because they were ‘technical’ about it. But again, just to reiterate, this book is amazing even if you dont understand the music aspect. I loved it and I would definitely recommend reading it.
I received Noteworthy* by Riley Redgate as an e-book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is an unbiased and honest review. It will be published and ready to purchase on the 2nd May.