Midnight Hour Encores #2020

Midnight Hour Encores By Bruce Brooks Joel P. Johnson Midnight Hour Encores On the RoadSibilance T Spooner thinks she s one of the world s promising cellists The world thinks so too Given up by her mother on the day she was born she believes she has almost raised herself wit
  • Title: Midnight Hour Encores
  • Author: Bruce Brooks Joel P. Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780064470216
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Midnight Hour Encores By Bruce Brooks Joel P. Johnson On the RoadSibilance T Spooner thinks she s one of the world s promising cellists The world thinks so too Given up by her mother on the day she was born, she believes she has almost raised herself with just a bit of guidance from her unconventional father, Taxi When Sib finally asks Taxi to take her to meet her mother for the first time, she knows it might mean bOn the RoadSibilance T Spooner thinks she s one of the world s promising cellists The world thinks so too Given up by her mother on the day she was born, she believes she has almost raised herself with just a bit of guidance from her unconventional father, Taxi When Sib finally asks Taxi to take her to meet her mother for the first time, she knows it might mean breaking away from the man who has raised her Finding your own path often means leaving those you love, and Sib is willing to take the risk Yet as she and her dad wind their way across the country to San Francisco, Sib discovers she may not be as self made as she thought And as she learns about the man she thought she knew, she finds out it s not simply her music that makes her special, but also the love from the parent she might have to leave behind.1986 Best Books for Young Adults ALA 1987 Fanfare Honor List The Horn Book Best Books of 1986 SLJ Best of the 80 s BL Young Adult Choices for 1988 IRA 1987 Teachers Choices IRA 1987 Books for the Teen Age NY Public Library Best of the 80 s English Journal
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    1. Bruce Brooks Joel P. Johnson

      Bruce Brooks born September 23, 1950 is an American author of young adult and children s literature He was born in Washington D.C but spent most of his time growing up in North Carolina as a result of parents being divorced Although divorce is never easy for a child, Brooks credits moving around a lot between the two locations with making him a keen observer of social situations Switching schools often and having to make new friends evolved his ability to tell good stories He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972, and the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1980 Before earning a living as a writer, Brooks had worked as a letterpress operator and a journalist for magazines and newspapers Brooks has reported a very diverse list of influences, like Charles Dickens, Henry James, P.G Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler Brooks has three sons Alex, 23, Spencer, 15, and Drake, 1 He lives with his wife Ginee Seo in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

    371 thoughts on “Midnight Hour Encores”

    1. Between the ages of about 9 to 14, this was my go to book I read it over and over It was the underlying sadness that drew me in The father daughter relationship was real it made sense to me in a way that few other books could match.I picked it up again as an adult and was elated to discover I could still get swept up in it Admittedly, the 5 star rating comes from the 10 year old me If I had read this book for the first time as an adult I would have enjoyed it, but not nearly as much However, as [...]


    2. I read and reread this book so many times during my formative years that I m pretty sure if you cut me open, you d find whole passages of it inside of me.


    3. I picked this book up in a used bookstore when I was in 5th grade I ve read it a bunch of times, and one time my Home Ec teacher threw it across the room because I was reading instead of watching her make stupid pizza bubble bread or whatever it was called I was pretty angry



    4. I don t remember when I first heard about this book I have an ever growing TBR list where I will add any book that I hear someone recommend highly that sounds interesting As I used to be a member of a number of online book message boards and communities, my TBR list grew rather fast for a number of years before I finally unsubscribed from them all for my own sanity.I finally grabbed this from my bookcase on a whim the other night and started in For some reason, I had thought this was a fantasy I [...]


    5. Upon perusing our bookshelves on Saturday, I glanced at this young adult novel that I read when I was probably around 14 and remember really liking I thought I d see how it has stood the test of time Verdict pretty well It s the story of a 16 year old cello prodigy, who has grown up in DC with her father, after being abandoned at 20 hours old by her mother She asks, with ulterior motives, to finally meet her mother, and her father takes her on a cross country drive to San Francisco, during which [...]


    6. Musical prodigies are different, of course but they are also the same They struggle with the same questions about adolescence as others In Sibilance s case, though, she also struggles with her identity, being given up by her mother at birth Can she come to terms with her mother with her career After all, she is her own favorite musician.I liked Sibilance I liked the end of the book, and the characters she met, and her strength of character, even though she would have driven me right over the edg [...]


    7. I ve read this book many times I don t like it as much as I used to, but I think it s just because I m in a different place in my life mostly, I read a lot less Ayn Rand and admire egotism a lot less My mom and I still occasionally have arguments about whether the main character is a selfish brat or a self realized young woman, but I think I finally understand that she s kind of both But I still love the way Brooks writes about music some of his descriptions still make me want to pick up my viol [...]


    8. I was in the process of boxing up some of the books that I had when I was a girl when I came across this book It seemed a shame to box up a book without reading it first but I honestly didn t realize what a treasure I had Beautifully written The kind of book that has you so captured by the story and the characters that you honestly don t realize you are reading Surprisingly thought provoking and intellectual I actually want to share it with my dad of all people.


    9. I read this in a search for a book about a teenage cellist that I read during a long family vacation in my sullen middle school years Other than it being about a cellist, it didn t ring a bell, which could mean my memory is faulty or that the book I read is no longer out there to be found I searched exhaustively Either way, this is a lovely little book.


    10. One of the earliest books I read and loved as a new YA librarian As a cellist myself at the time I was still playing , the cover attracted me as soon as I saw it Another one that I m not sure why it took me so long to add to my shelves I own an old yellowed paperback that was weeded from a branch after not circ ing for years.


    11. A reread of a book from back in the day If I was being totally objective, this would probably get two stars this story has too many threads, and the author doesn t really tie them together in satisfying fashion But nostalgia has its ways


    12. What I learned You can t be a smartass without the smart There s a place for girls in the world who aren t sweet valley twins driving matching alfa romeos with their spanish tiled kitchen and their surfboards and what not Beautiful.



    13. I read this book with the hope to teach a lesson that evolved from it I was not able to teach the lesson as planned, however, I truly enjoyed the story It was definitely not what I was expecting.


    14. One of the most touching father daughter story I ve ever read.Sibilance is my inspiration And Martinghwish they were together in the end but brilliant book though.It s a must read for all.





    15. Read this book Coming of age done right, with no sentiment, just real feelings, and a road trip besides Funny, smart, and the reason I love good YA books.


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