Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Staples

June 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Retta Lee Jones has a beautiful voice, a dream to become a country music star, no money, and just graduated high school. Living in a rural town in Tennessee, two hours from Nashville, her dream seems out of reach; or is it?
As her parents marriage disintegrates, her best friend Brenda, encourages her to borrow an Aunt’s car and go, despite Rhetta’s compassion to stay behind and support her parents through their crisis. Her physical, emotional and professional journey is at times heartbreaking, very challenging, but highly inspirational. The plot beautifully pushes the character development of a good-hearted, young lady who doesn’t betray her core values, and doesn’t give up on her dream.

Readers don’t have to be fans of country music or even female to enjoy this book. They will be rooting for the resourceful Rhetta, and at times will find themselves unable to put this outstanding novel down. It’s all about the quest. Ages 13 and up.

Anne Beier, Hendrick Hudson Free Library


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