I'm Glad I Did

Cynthia Weil

ISBN: 9781616953560

Published: January, 2015

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Cynthia Weil

Southern California

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It's the summer of 1963 and JJ Green is a born songwriter—which is a major problem, considering that her family considers the music business a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll.

JJ is finally living her dream. She even find...

It’s the summer of 1963 and JJ Green is a born songwriter—which is a major problem, considering that her family considers the music business a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll.

JJ is finally living her dream. She even finds herself a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy with mesmerizing green eyes who seems to connect instantly with her music. Best of all, they’ll be cutting their first demo with Dulcie Brown, a legend who’s fallen on hard times. Though Dulcie is now a custodian in the Brill Building, JJ is convinced that she can shine again.

But Dulcie’s past is a tangle of secrets, and when events take a dark turn, JJ must navigate a web of hidden identities and shattered lives—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