Book Reviews of One Trick Pony

One Trick Pony
One Trick Pony
Author: Daniella Brodsky
ISBN-13: 9780385734523
ISBN-10: 0385734522
Publication Date: 10/9/2007
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
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Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by coollibrarianchick for TeensReadToo.com

If you are a fan of the GOSSIP GIRL series or chick-lit in general then you are sure to enjoy this addition to the genre by Daniella Brodsky.

As with the other books, the characters in this book are all rich, over-privileged, gorgeous high schoolers attending a private school in NY. They are also flawed in one way or another. However, this time we have moved out of Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn just a few subway stops away. They used to hang out at a coffee shop called One Trick Pony but sadly it closed when business declined, probably because it sat in the midst of a Starbucks on every corner. As quickly as it closed, One Trick Pony was reopened by a mysterious French woman named Caroline.

Let's take a look at the group of friends. Maybe within your group of friends, someone may seem similar. You have Jesse, who is total player - loving and leaving them has always been his mantra, but once he meets Caroline everything is different. Then you have Abigail, the poet and artist who is suffering from the death of her mother She doesn't think she will ever recover, but hanging around the new One Trick Pony has brought around some changes in her. Randall is the musician of the group and totally in love with Abigail. They would be perfect for each other if only he had the guts to actually say something to her instead of sitting around willing to be just her friend. Lastly there is Kate, sophisticated and worldly, but she is hiding a whole bunch of insecurities under her bitchy, cool demeanor. She thinks she knows how everyone and everything should act and be. Too bad no one sees things her way. Will hanging around the new One Trick Pony bring about any changes in her as they did with everyone else?

Caroline serves very special coffee, roasting and grinding the beans herself. Drinking her coffee is an experience and soon everybody just can't get enough of it. Alexander King once said "This seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every crisis - a good hot cup of coffee". Coffeehouses hold a certain allure to the general public. Usually, they are comfortable places where you can gather with friends or where you go to unwind and gather your thoughts.

So is Caroline's coffee really magical, or is it just the allure of the place, a place that radiates with love and belonging that really brought about the changes between the four friends?
reviewed One Trick Pony on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by coollibrarianchick for TeensReadToo.com

If you are a fan of the GOSSIP GIRL series or chick-lit in general then you are sure to enjoy this addition to the genre by Daniella Brodsky.

As with the other books, the characters in this book are all rich, over-privileged, gorgeous high schoolers attending a private school in NY. They are also flawed in one way or another. However, this time we have moved out of Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn just a few subway stops away. They used to hang out at a coffee shop called One Trick Pony but sadly it closed when business declined, probably because it sat in the midst of a Starbucks on every corner. As quickly as it closed, One Trick Pony was reopened by a mysterious French woman named Caroline.

Let's take a look at the group of friends. Maybe within your group of friends, someone may seem similar. You have Jesse, who is total player - loving and leaving them has always been his mantra, but once he meets Caroline everything is different. Then you have Abigail, the poet and artist who is suffering from the death of her mother She doesn't think she will ever recover, but hanging around the new One Trick Pony has brought around some changes in her. Randall is the musician of the group and totally in love with Abigail. They would be perfect for each other if only he had the guts to actually say something to her instead of sitting around willing to be just her friend. Lastly there is Kate, sophisticated and worldly, but she is hiding a whole bunch of insecurities under her bitchy, cool demeanor. She thinks she knows how everyone and everything should act and be. Too bad no one sees things her way. Will hanging around the new One Trick Pony bring about any changes in her as they did with everyone else?

Caroline serves very special coffee, roasting and grinding the beans herself. Drinking her coffee is an experience and soon everybody just can't get enough of it. Alexander King once said "This seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every crisis - a good hot cup of coffee". Coffeehouses hold a certain allure to the general public. Usually, they are comfortable places where you can gather with friends or where you go to unwind and gather your thoughts.

So is Caroline's coffee really magical, or is it just the allure of the place, a place that radiates with love and belonging that really brought about the changes between the four friends?