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Gerri waits outside all night to audition for Big Time her favorite TV singing competition She believes she has a shot at success but when she's insulted by one of the judges and kicked out of the competition she thinks she'll probably never sing again After a teacher at her school asks her to join a choral club Gerri reluctantly gets involved Even though she can't read music and she doesn't know the other kids she finds herself enjoying the group and learning a lot about music A cute guy she met at the Big Time auditions joins the group and when they perform their uniue mashups at an open mic night Gerri realizes there's than one way to be a successful and happy singer

10 thoughts on “Big Time

  1. says:

    Gerri is a sympathetic and inspiring main character who experiences nervous excitement singing for an audience disappointment at rejection from a music competition and lovecompassion from her family and dreams I decided to rate this book as it was ok because it was not entirely what I was hoping for in terms of a plot and depth The storyline is very straightforward which made for a uick read Readers who have a musical interest will appreciate Gerri’s musical journey It’s inspiring to read about Gerri’s family that is extremely supportive of her dreams I would recommend this book to the 9 12 age range because it mainly focuses on chasing your dreams and working through rejection which readers can relate to as they might be fighting for their dreams as well The book is written well and I believe it was simply a mistake on my part for having higher expectations upon reading it

  2. says:

    Not a bad book I enjoyed reading it

  3. says:

    This review originally appeared at wwwbookishserendipitycomReviewI occasionally watch television shows like America's Got Talent or American Idol I am a horrible Canadian I know and I sometimes wonder what it is like to be the person performing in front of millions of people or just to audition and know that this is one of the biggest opportunities you may ever get so if you mess up your failure could be broadcasted on national television Ouch In Big Time Gerri audtions for a reality show called well Big Time I loved the peek into the world of an auditioner and how unfair they could make it Speaking of Gerri she is a pretty awesome character Her character growth from the start to finish only 118 pages is extraordinary She starts off very confident in her abilities but when she gets shot down by a judge at Big Time she decides she doesn't want to sing again Enter the choral club Although the story is pretty predictable and there aren't any big character twists which would have been great the other characters are realistic; not everyone gets alongI also enjoyed the family dynamics Too many YA and upper MG books don't give enough page time to the family of the protagonist which kind of makes me sad Family is a big part of my life after allLike all of the Orca Limelights novels I have read so far there is romance in this novel The love interest Keith is also a musican but of an all over the place guy He posts covers on Youtube for his large following is in a rock band but auditioned for Big Time with a country song and of course he does choral club with Gerri He and Gerri were uite cute together Unfortunately there isn't much page time with Keith although I wish there wasOverall I would recommend this book due to its stellar characters and uniue concept Performing arts novels are uite rare after all I have another Tom Ryan book on my TBR pile so if you'll excuse me I am going to go readGIF Verdict

  4. says:

    I received an ARC from the publisher of Big Time through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a very uick read and I think that young people will enjoy it It was obviously meant for a much younger audience so it was a little too easy of a read for me It's basically a story about a girl who wants to go on a Canadian version of American Idol When things don't work out exactly how she hopes they will she almost gives up her dreams Notice I say almost which is very cool because I think it can show pre teens and teens that resilience and bravery are very important in making your dreams come trueI do think it was a little short There were under 200 pages which could be enough for a lot of kids to read but might be too little for some bookworms There was a good deal of Canadian slang which was interesting but was to be expected since this was a book set in Canada written by a Canadian authorThe content was a little dry but that might also be because of the age group that it is written for I would definitely recommend it for kids who are in the 10 14 age range which is the group that I think it is probably meant for There isn't any profanity or adult content There are some rude moments with the book's version of Simon Cowell and some little bits of high school age drama but nothing that is explicit or obscene in nature It was just childish people acting childishIf a kid is interested in music reality talent shows or just exploring their dreams then this is probably a good book for them

  5. says:

    Gerri has wanted to audition for the reality singing show Big Time since she was seven and now that she’s finally sixteen nothing will stop her Except the fact that she gets cut in the second round of auditions for being “too boring” and having no stage presence Although depressed she rallies and joins a choral club at her school to get experience with music She learns to read music work with others and even gets a cute guy—who was also cut from Big Time—to join the group and ask her out Along the way she learns that what she really loves is making music and she doesn’t need Big Time to help her with thatI read this in about an hour and it was an easy read—almost no conflict which I like but which I know others won’t Gerri is a sympathetic character though the others are fairly one note The description of American Idol— sorry Big Time— auditions will appeal to kids interested in the show and musical kids will enjoy Gerri’s discovery of different ways to make music But really nothing happens Even the one time Gerri was going to stand up for herself and insist on a change in songs for a performance the other person caves before she even proposes anything Basically this is a slight book designed either to comfort those who don’t make it on reality shows or to show kids thinking about it that it’s not worth it

  6. says:

    When 16 year old Gerri Jones tries out for the Big Time televised singing show Canada’s answer to American Idol she fails before making it on TV and is called by a judge “one of the most boring performers I’ve ever encountered in 25 years in show business” This crushes Gerri’s dreams of ever singing publicly until her high school’s music teacher asks her to join a new choral club that’s just starting She doesn’t want to sing in front of others again as her humiliating rejection still stings but her grandfather helps her remember why she started singing in the first place Gerri reluctantly joins the choral club and asks a cute guy she met at the Big Time auditions to join the club too Can Gerri conuer her fears of public singing and remember she first sang because she loved it not to become famous?Like other Orca novels this Limelights novel will appeal most to reluctant readers especially teens who enjoy singing with their teenage drama Each book in this series focuses on one performing art such as music theater or dance for grades 7 and up

  7. says:

    Gerri wants to be on Big Time but is brutalized by a judge during her audition She considers giving up singing but is invited to join a choral group As she tries it she discovers the joy of music again She also discovers that dreams do not die but can be changed to be what is right for a person I liked Gerri I also liked Keith a boy she meets through the audition This is a uick read and shows that changing your dream is not losing but freeing you to find something of value and worth for you

  8. says:

    Super uick YA read from Orca's Limelights series Teenage singer Gerri tries out for a television talent show Author Tom Ryan obviously loves music in all its forms

  9. says:

    I like that it had a signing character we do not have many of those at our school

  10. says:

    Thin uick read