A Read & Review Club Review: The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

The CHB Read & Review Club is for educators and students who enjoy reading and would like to share the joy of reading with others through reviewing and recommending books. As a bookshop, we often receive special review copies of books in advance of their release dates so that we can review them. However, since we can only read so many books and we value the thoughts and opinions of other readers, CHB is recruiting educators and students to read and review advance reader copies (or arcs) of books that we receive, and we'll post their reviews on the Cavalier House Books website via theRead & Review Club Blog!

Rebecca R. (15) is a Read & Review Club member, and she has written a review of The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morill! Check out what she has to say about the book:

The novel, The Trouble With Destiny, was a very good book for young adults. This book deals with friendship, love, and bullying. The main character is Liza Smith, a drum major in her school band, and the book takes place on a cruise ship called Destiny. When the school board decides to cut the art program at her school, Liza boards this cruise ship with a plan to enter a talent show for $25,000 to put toward the school band. When she gets on the ship, she is reunited with an old camp crush, but another boy on the ship, a prankster jock, will not leave her alone long enough to talk to her new love interest. When her fellow band members become more interested in on-board activities than the competition, Liza becomes frustrated and begins to lose her nice leadership personality. She has to transform her carefree band to a very well performed, winning band so they can beat their rivals, the Athenas. To add to Liza’s trouble, the captain of the Athenas happens to be Liza's ex best friend and the ex-girlfriend of the cute jock on board. I highly recommend this book to teenagers everywhere. The character development is very good and there are plenty of plot twists to keep you interested.  I found the plot to be very relatable and also the characters too.

Thanks to Rebecca for her review!