The Vinyl Princess

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The Vinyl Princess

Allie is a vinyl junkie. She has almost every LP imaginable! She works at a record store called Bob & Bob's, where a lot of people come to sell their old LP's since almost everyone has turned to downloading all of their music. Allie doesn't like that all those people are forgetting about vinyl, so she decides to create a blog called "The Vinyl Princess". At first, the blog doesn't get many hits, but after time a lot of people want to hear what she has to say.

In the meantime, Allie meets a few new people. One of which is a mysterious boy who roams around the record store. She calls him "M". There is also another boy from New York named Zach, whom Allie finds extremely obnoxious.

At the same time, a string of burglaries are happening on the Telegraph, the street that Bob & Bob's is located on. Nobody knows who the robbers are and they could strike at any time.

Do the robbers come to Bob & Bob's? Does Allie fall for either M or Zach? What happens to the Vinyl Princess? If you would like to find out the answers to these questions and more, I highly recommend this book.

I found The Vinyl Princess to be a really good book. It has a little bit of everything in it. There is mystery, crime, romance and all the little things to make this a successful YA title. All these elements fit together very well to make a very wonderful and memorable story. So, I would suggest that you get a copy and see for yourself.

Book Blurb for The Vinyl Princess


Summer is here, and 16-year-old Allie, a self-professed music geek, is exactly where she wants to be: working full-time at Berkeley’s ultra-cool Bob and Bob Records. There, Allie can spend her days bantering with the street people, talking the talk with the staff, shepherding the uncool bridge-and-tunnel shoppers, all the while blissfully surrounded by music, music, music. It’s the perfect setup for her to develop her secret identity as The Vinyl Princess, author of both a brand-new zine and blog. From the safety of her favourite place on earth, Allie is poised to have it all: love, music and blogging.

Her mother, though, is actually the one getting the dates, and business at Allie’s beloved record store is becoming dangerously slow—not to mention that there have been a string of robberies in the neighbourhood. At least her blog seems to be gaining interest, one vinyl junkie at a time….

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2010 4.00