Sixteen-year-old Phoebe thinks she loves Brad until she auditions for the school talent show and meets an aspiring actor....
|Title||:||Change of Hearts|
|Number of Pages||:||280 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Change of Hearts Reviews
Read in the 80's. I wish I still had the books. I enjoyed the series.
Loved this series back when I was a teen.
I was hooked onto this little gem after the first three chapters. The search was for young adult books that were set in the 80's. I'm already a fan of Francine Pascal's SVH series but I wanted something different, and new to me that another author had to offer. That's when I came across Linda A. Cooney, with the fantastic cover of this book featuring actual teens wearing the fashion of that great era just waiting to be rediscovered!Right off the bat, I was concerned that this was going to be an even cheesier rip off of the characters and storylines that Sweet Valley and the beloved twins tends to shell out. But I was grateful that the writing broke away from that and felt a bit more geared toward the older teen of that time. This series centers around a clique of high school juniors, who despite trying to navigate their education and possible future endeavors, deal with: romantic entaglements, lasting friendships, budding relationships, family, and eventually a common enemy that none of them saw coming. Although all of the main players are introduced, the storyline focuses on redheaded Phoebe who can't understand these sudden weird feelings she's been having lately. Her current boyfriend Brad is determined to get into Princeton as he is set in the path he wants to take in his future, but on the other hand isn't very supportive when it comes to his long-time girlfriend Phoebe taking an interest in something he doesn't take seriously.The drama starts to unravel when Phoebe decides to join The Follies which are a troupe of fellow classmate entertainers who put on a talent show. This fun and energetic group encompasses singers, dancers, and actors. There she meets a wonderful, passionate guy named Griffin who one day approaches her while she is at the quad (the clique's usual spot) alone and asks her to help him harmonize a song he is preparing to sing for the Follies tryouts. Uknowingly and inevitably the sparks end up flying between them while Phoebe also hones her hidden talent.Much more ensues with the others, Phoebe's bestie Chris and her boyfriend Ted face their differences in a situation. Chris also butts heads with her stepsister Brenda. And new girl Laurie has her eye on the school's hot disc jockey, Peter. Peter is known to be romantically aloof when it comes to dating, but Laurie considers this to be a challenge and sets out on a campaign to esnare him in her manipulative clutches.I loved reading this book and listened to 80s movies soundtracks and freestyle music in the background, adding even more fun to the experience. I appreciate that the story didn't take place in CA and that it also wasn't OTT or BS cray cray! Lol Just good old fashioned adolescent drama and romance.
Just for fun, I decided to try to find some of the old series I read when I was in school. Sadly, many of them are no longer in print, but I was able to find this available to read online for free:https://archive.org/Fun with all of the 80's references and clothing descriptions. Surprisingly not as bad as I expected it to be when re-reading as an adult.
This must have been a lend from a friend. I did not complete the series.
I read this in French.