Love Song by Sophia Bennett
Published April 7th 2016 by Chicken House Books
“I have spread my dreams under your feet: Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” ~Yeats
It is a good feeling, after starting a book, expecting it not to be to your taste, only to have all preconceived notions blown to shreds. I completely and utterly enjoyed Love Song; the plot, the band, but most of all, I loved Nina.
There is nothing better, in a novel, than having a grounded and relatable main character that you can connect with… (not that I’ve ever been on tour with a band!). Almost everyone can admit to having fan-girled over the likes of 1 Direction or 5SOS at some point or the other, and it will come as no surprise that Nina fell in love with the members of The Point, especially after she got to know them a little better.
The Point. They surprised me. Yes, we have our classic rock diva persona, that was to be expected, but beneath that there was a sense of vulnerability, which is what Nina managed to see. Each member of The Point was different, with flaws of their own, and it was only when they were truly working together in harmony, that we could catch a glimpse of who they were on the inside.
More than my love for The Point, was my love for Ariel. She was a sweet, devoted little sister whose loyalty knew no bound.
There was a point in the book, when I felt that after what Jamie had done, Nina was right not to immediately forgive him, but after reading a chapter from his perspective, I have to admit any doubts I had about him were swept away. Since Love Song is primarily from Nina’s point of view, the chapter of Jamie’s helped us gain a further insight into the boys’ world and I really enjoyed being able to hear Jamie’s thoughts and feelings.
I would most definitely recommend this book and I have learnt from this experience not to be so hasty about judging a book because maybe, just maybe, the novel may turn out to be more than alright.