Off the Shelf: Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington Book Review

In looking up YA novels that involve kids in bands, I came across Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington, which came out in 2018. I wanted to get some kind of idea how other writers tackled music in their prose, especially where teens and young adults are concerned (let me know if you have any other recommendations!). What I got was a good dose of that along with some great character studies and a unique plot like I've never read before.


I'm boxing up my sweaters. I'm putting away the flannel sheets. I'm packing up my coats (ok, maybe not just yet). But As I'm writing this, it's officially the first day of spring, and though the weather forecast doesn't really show it in Ohio (typical), I've decided that winter is over (and cancelled until further notice).