Delighted to see this new review of Musical Youth. Be sure to check out the author’s blog. Her book, Selima and the Merfolk, sounds intriguing.
Musical Youth is beautifully written. It is a pride to Caribbean young adult fiction. Though it addresses a strong and very real social issue, the writer skillfully educates you while she takes you back to the innocence of school days in the Caribbean. You can’t help but remember your first crush, how every little thing they did is permanently etched in your memory.
There is a good blend of characters throughout the book and they complement each other well. It was also refreshing to read a story about children doing positive things.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it to fellow readers.