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I'm Glad I Did

Cynthia Weil

ISBN: 9781616953560

Published: January, 2015

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Cynthia Weil

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New York City, summer of 1963: JJ Green is a born songwriter—a major problem, since her family thinks the music business is a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she secretly takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll. When she finds a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy w...

New York City, summer of 1963: JJ Green is a born songwriter—a major problem, since her family thinks the music business is a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she secretly takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll. When she finds a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy with mesmerizing green eyes, JJ believes she is living her dream. They’ll even be cutting their first demo with legendary singer Dulcie Brown.

But soon JJ’s dream is shattered by tragedy, and she must navigate a web of troubled pasts, hidden identities, and tangled secrets—before it snares her, too.

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“Cynthia Weil delivers a pitch-perfect debut about defining yourself and following your dreams. I'm Glad I Did expertly blends music and romance with a mystery that crescendos into page-turning ending. Encore! Encore!”
–Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club
“Beneath the glamor and aspiration, I'm Glad I Did also provides an unflinching look at the race, gender, and class struggles that defined the time – seamlessly woven into a page-turning mystery.”
LA Times Book Prize winning author Coe Booth.
“An impressive YA debut ... Showing both the bright and the dark sides if the music business, Weil crafts an enticing tale of a sheltered teenager’s induction into a world where ambitions and morals are repeatedly tested.”
—Publishers Weekly on I'm Glad I Did
“I am a fan. No, no, let me rephrase that: I am a huge fan ... Barry [Mann] and Cynthia [Weil] are the masters of their craft. ”
–Lionel Richie
“The author is a multi-Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and the story reflects that, as JJ learns the language of the business: songs with bullets, Cashbox, Billboard. The names of famous recording artists leap off the page: Bobby Rydell, the Drifters, Leslie Gore... [the] memory of their music fills my heart.”
–Historical Novels Review