Between The Notes


Title: Between The Notes

Author: Sharon Huss Roat

Blurb: When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.

And it isn’t pretty.

Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

Debut author Sharon Huss Roat crafts a charming and timely story of what happens when life as you know it flips completely upside down.

That was a really good contemporary read! I can’t believe this was the first book of the author. The writing is amazing, and the plot was beautiful.


From Richest to Rags, Ivy Emerson goes from Westside, the richest neighborhood, to Lakeside, the place for the poor, and basically the opposite of everything Ivy ever knew. Instead, of riding in a sweet BMW, she rides her rotten old bike to school. Ivy is very embarrass of her current situation and does not want everyone to know. Especially, the new cute guy at school. But another boy just might ruin everything…

That book was really good. I’m saying my rating right now, it’s a four star.The plot covered some really important themes, while still giving an entertaining read! It is pretty predictable except for a few parts. But it’s not much of a huge letdown. Those few plot twists seemed to make the entire book even better. The plot is also very funny. There was a few times I laughed out loud. static


Ivy – I hated Ivy a lot of times during this novel. She was so ignorant and was acting like… well a rich brat. If she just weren’t very ashamed of where she lives, and what her life has turned into, all this heartbreak (a lot of heartbreak) would’ve been avoided big time. And I wish she just put her pride aside and help her family out! But she got better towards the end. When she finally realized it doesn’t matter anymore

Lenny – He is perfect! He was always there for Ivy even when they were little. I love his personality, how he’s very tender to his loved ones! He’s so funny, especially with the potatoes. The misconception about him made me even like him more, because he proved everyone wrong. static

Writing Style 

For a debut (which I’m reviewing a lot recently) this is pretty good. It sucked me in from the start, and left me with a happy, and satisfying ending.





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