Experience is everything. As Forrest Gump used to say, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. It’s a good principle even when it comes to books.
Trying different reads is the only way to find out what you like (autobiographies for example) and what you want to avoid (personal development in my case). Yeah, you might come across some strange books, but there are treasures in the wild lands of bookshelves too.
I didn’t choose High School by Tegan and Sara Quin, but my mom and the nice lady from Amazon Books did. And they were right! It definitely was a nice surprise, especially because it’s a true story about music, love and discovering who you are.
First thing first, Tegan and Sara are twin sisters, singers, composers and writers and it turns out they have an interesting music career together. Their book presents their life during high school and it’s composed of chapters written from the perspective of one sister at a time. Even though they look very much alike, their style is different and you can easily tell who wrote what after some pages. Of course, can’t forget about the photos from their childhood and the ones from now.
I had had no idea who they were until I read their story and at the last page I thought I had known them forever. Their teen years- the same mixed feelings, the same parties that turned out bad and the same hopes about love. High school is a very special period for development, having fun and experience. It’s sad to miss it.
Dear Sara and Tegan,
Thank you for sharing a story where everyone can find themselves, even when we are lost. Thank you for making me cherish the years as a teen and the important role music has to play everyday.
P.S.: The cover is really cool!