Out of Tune

Out of Tune

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A country music hopeful puts her Nashville dreams on hold when she moves into an RV to travel across the country with her family in this charming new novel from the author of Breaking the Ice. When twelve-year-old Maya's parents sell their house and move the family into the world's ugliest RV to travel the country, Maya's only goal is to get back home--and fast. No way is she going to miss the chance to audition for Dueling Duets, the singing competition show that's going to surely propel her--and her cowboy-hatted crush--to country stardom. Operation Maya Goes Home, or OMGH, turns out to be more complicated than she had expected, so Maya sets out on a secret one-day, one-hundred-mile bike ride through Yellowstone National Park with her know-it-all little sister, a cute nature boy, and blue-haired, earbud-addicted Shiver (a.k.a. the most annoying girl ever). Somewhere between the worst muscle ache she's ever experienced and losing half of their group to a flat tire, Maya starts wondering if maybe, just maybe, it's possible to find home in the last place you expected.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 327 pages
  • 142 x 216 x 30mm | 363g
  • Aladdin Paperbacks
  • English
  • 1481458175
  • 9781481458177

Review quote

"Dad putters up to our house . . . grinning like he just watched the Tennessee Titans win the Super Bowl--and that's when I know he's completely lost it." Maya's only warning that her life is about to be shaken like a rug comes when she hears the approach of the RV soon to be known as Bertha, while she practices for the country music reality TV show Dueling Duets. After Maya's father lost his job, her parents talked about moving, but this? This is camping--all the time! Maya does everything she can to impede their departure but is forced to hit the road. While her parents envision blazing a swath across the country, Maya begins scheming, determined to make it back to Nashville for her audition. Like many travelers before her, however, Maya's resistance wanes as the road starts to teach its lessons. This quirky and entertaining coming-of-age story is perfect for middle-grade readers, with enough realistic family dynamics, sarcasm, adventure, and music to keep them entertained until the closing number. -- Meghan Oppelt--Booklist "November 1, 2016 "show more

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27 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
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4 22% (6)
3 26% (7)
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