Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
A Book Review by Vanassa LaFleur, West Orange Public Library Teen Book Reviewer
Jordan Sun, a junior theatre major at Kensington-Blaine Boarding School, hasn’t landed any auditions since she first arrived at the school, and it was becoming critical. It didn’t help that she had an alto voice, when most parts were for sopranos. She almost gave up until she had an idea; it was so crazy it just might work. The Sharpshooters, the elite all-male a cappella group, had an opening available. With that opportunity and her low voice, Jordan Sun became Julian Zhang and a roller coaster of events ensued.
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate is a relatable novel that deals with many real, teen issues like gender identity, sexuality, relationships, and many more that appeal to much of the young adult audience. I personally really enjoyed this book because of how it broke so many norms in regards to society. It is an example of coming to terms with oneself through difficult situations that many teens experience. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books relating to music, theater, or just a very relevant realistic-fiction novel