Rhythm and Blues

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Many of the things in Alya's life have been unexpected: She never anticipated receiving a full scholarship to the private school she attends; she never thought she would end up as a member of Hydra Force, the hottest all-girl breakdancing crew around, or that she would be "discovered" and asked to be part of a cool new girl group called EnChantay... But that's what happens to her, and overnight, Alya's life changes. She moves to Montreal and begins voice lessons, practicing choreography with the two other members of EnChantay, and filming a video for their single. Yet, of all the unexpected things in her life, Alya is most surprised when she finds herself questioning the person she is, and feeling things that she never imagined feeling...all for one of her friends.

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You know when people say, “It was all worthwhile because I learned so much”?
 
I hate that.
 
Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I wouldn’t change a thing. That kind of education is priceless.
 
Sure, that sounds ...
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PRAISE FOR

"Murray's characters provide great examples, even role models, of young women attempting something important to them and breaking through (pardon the pun!) any barriers preventing them from reaching whatever goals they may have."
— CM Magazine, on Break on Through