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Friday, October 16, 2015

5/5 Review: Running with Scissors by L.A. Witt




Running with Scissors is a book that pulled me into the story.  I loved how being on tour was described.  The almost constant demand of recording a record.  Being on a bus almost nonstop with no privacy.  The best though, was the rush of performing at a concert and the adrenaline rush that they all experienced when it was over.  A.J is the new drummer, he has been with the band for a little over a year and he took over as the drummer when Jude left.  Jude was having a relationship with Conner and the constant tension almost shattered the band.  Jude is very impulsive and almost self-destructive.  He left the band right before a big and influential event and almost cost them getting noticed.  After a while of working at a job that made him want to bang his head against the wall and regretting his impulsive tendencies, he gets a call from the band’s manager.  She begs him to help them out as the bassist because Wyatt walked out.  Wyatt and Conner were sleeping together and that caused them to panic.  Can Jude come back and not destroy the band?  He wants to try but everyone of course resents him for leaving them like he did, and A.J is worried about being replaced.  There is so much going on in this story but I loved how the author was able to draw me in and feel all of the emotions.  Jude and A.J become close friends, but they really fight their attraction to each other.  They know that getting together is a bad idea but they can’t help themselves and when they decide to begin seeing each other they start a chain of events that have the possibility of destroying everything that they have worked towards.   I would love to read more about the band and find out what happens with the other members and to see more of Jude and A.J.