The Vinyl Princess

The Vinyl Princess

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Summer is here, and 16-year-old Allie, a self-professed music geek, is exactly where she wants to be: working full-time at Berkeley s ultra-cool Bob and Bob Records. There, Allie can spend her days bantering with the street people, talking the talk with the staff, shepherding the uncool bridge-and-tunnel shoppers, all the while blissfully surrounded by music, music, music. It s the perfect setup for her to develop her secret identity as The Vinyl Princess, author of both a brand-new zine and blog. From the safety of her favourite place on earth, Allie is poised to have it all: love, music and blogging.Her mother, though, is actually the one getting the dates, and business at Allie s beloved record store is becoming dangerously slow not to mention that there have been a string of robberies in the neighbourhood. At least her blog seems to be gaining interest, one vinyl junkie at a time ."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 313 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061715832
  • 9780061715839
  • 1,244,093

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1,522 ratings
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4 31% (471)
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2 10% (157)
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How does a self-proclaimed music geek with encyclopedic knowledge of vinyl\'s history survive in an MP3 obsessed, Billboard Top 40 world? If you\'re sixteen-year-old Allie, you spend every free moment \"practically running\" Bob & Bob\'s Records, comb the flea markets of Berkeley for classic LPs, while composing articles for your blog and zine. Not that any of this means Allie\'s without a life - thank you very much. She spends plenty of time patronizing the bohemian eateries and coffeehouses populating downtown San Francisco, hanging with best friend and vintage fashion maven Kit, and keeping an eye on her scatterbrained mother as she reenters the dating scene. Should Allie let her mother\'s personality-transplant-for-a-boyfriend, or twenty-something stepmother Kee-Kee\'s pregnancy, send her into a tailspin? Of course not! Who cares if Bob & Bob\'s owner keeps threatening to sell the store? He\'s been saying that for years. And why worry too much about a series of robberies plaguing businesses along Telegraph Avenue? With regulars like Allie keeping their eyes peeled for anyone suspicious, the police will catch the thieves sooner or later. So what if Allie hasn\'t found a boyfriend of her own? Sure, she\'s got her eye on the mystery hottie \"M\" who\'s recently become a customer, but it\'s not like she expects to stumble across her musical soul mate at work...right? I *LOVED* this book with a blinding passion! Everything from Allie herself, to her eccentric family and kooky coworkers, the descriptions of food, the plethora of music history and the way Yvonne Prinz infuses the city of San Francisco with so much life and vivacity, it becomes a character in and of itself. Even though I\'m an iPod devotee, I got a kick out of Allie\'s references to MP3s and downloading as \"the end of civilization as we know it.\" THE VINYL PRINCESS is hip, blunt, quirky, and just plain fabulous - if books were people, I\'d marry this one. Seriously guys, this is one you shouldn\'t miss. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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