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The Song Reader
The Song Reader
Author: Lisa Tucker
ISBN: 4700
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reviewed The Song Reader on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Not at all what I expected. First part was going well, then it took a dark turn, but by then you are already committed and have to finishe the journey.
reviewed The Song Reader on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I liked this story and enjoyed the idea of "song reading". It's not often that I run across a whole new idea like that, and the fact that those songs that get stuck in our minds might actually mean something was a fun concept.
DesertShaman avatar reviewed The Song Reader on + 203 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Boy,this one really sucked me in. I read it in just a few hours. A character study of a dysfunctional family, the writing was very well done.
ilovedale3 avatar reviewed The Song Reader on + 524 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
In this book, a young girl is being raised by her sister after their father abandons them and their mother dies. The older sister becomes a "song reader": she analyzes the songs that are stuck in people's heads and tells them what they mean in their lives. Her business booms until an unforeseen event happens to ostracize her and her sister from the community.

This book is wonderfully written from the younger sister's point of view. You can feel her anger and sadness at the various events in the book. The book also deals with mental illness in a very subtle and moving way.
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Helpful Score: 1
I first heard of Lisa Tucker and her books in Book Reporters weekly newsletter. After reading the excerpt, I made a trip to the bookstore! This is a wonderful story. The characters become your friends, you care about what happens to them. I was sorry to see it come to an end.
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reviewed The Song Reader on + 145 more book reviews
I didn't like this book, but I did finish it. Very depressing. The storyline was sad, I guess, as every single person was depressed or had some sort of mental illness. I thought the idea of song reading was a bit strange too. I felt sorry for the main character, Leeann, as she was just a kid and everything seemed to be dumped on her, too much really for one person. Didn't like the way her sister was painted as always helping everyone, the storyline with the mother, etc. So depressing to the point where it lost me. Just not my type of book, I guess.
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Unexpected ending...as well as a good read.
ATraveler avatar reviewed The Song Reader on + 193 more book reviews
Interesting contemporary story. Set in the early 1980s. Chocked full of references to songs. Written from the younger sister's point of view, this interesting story deals with the concept of family. A less than expected turn at the end but the story wrapped up well. Worth the sleep I didn't get when I finished it late in the night.
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very very good
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quick read-good story


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