Becoming Betty

Becoming Betty Lizzie Brown s life is one big to do list Start college Become cool Decide wtf to do with her lifeSo when she meets Viv the crazy beautiful lead singer in a band she thinks she s on her way to

  • Title: Becoming Betty
  • Author: Eleanor Wood
  • ISBN: 9781447278382
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lizzie Brown s life is one big to do list 1 Start college2 Become cool3 Decide wtf to do with her lifeSo when she meets Viv, the crazy, beautiful lead singer in a band, she thinks she s on her way to achieving number two on her list And when Viv asks her to be the bass player in the band, there s only one problem Lizzie can t play a single note And that she s nowheLizzie Brown s life is one big to do list 1 Start college2 Become cool3 Decide wtf to do with her lifeSo when she meets Viv, the crazy, beautiful lead singer in a band, she thinks she s on her way to achieving number two on her list And when Viv asks her to be the bass player in the band, there s only one problem Lizzie can t play a single note And that she s nowhere near cool enough ok, two problems And that she has a huge crush on the guitarist ok, three , who happens to be Viv s boyfriend ok, this is a terrible idea But Viv won t take no for an answer, and decides that a makeover is the answer to everything Boring Lizzie Brown is going to become Betty Brown the Bass Player and there s nothing Lizzie can do about it

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    1. Apart from the fact that Lizzie wouldn't be able to drop out of school at 16 to pursue a music career (because in the UK you need to stay in education until 18 years old), 'Becoming Betty' was fun. I didn't really mesh with the writing since sometimes the conversations would feel too expositional, and jokes were repeated a few times, but I liked the concept. The characters felt a lot younger than they were supposed to be. Lizzie's 16 was maybe believable, but as someone who chose to go to colleg [...]

    2. 5 Words: Music, friendship, family, change, growing-up.Yep, she's done it again.This is exactly the book I wish I'd had when I was sixteen. At times when I was reading I forgot I was reading about Lizzie and thought I was reading about myself. As much as I saw myself in the main character, it was still easy to escape into this story.I loved how there were friendships that changed. I loved that first, desperate day at college. The whole book came to life as I read, played out in my head like I wa [...]

    3. I’ve got to admit that until picking up this book ‘girlbandlit’ wasn’t really something that had crossed my path before. I can’t remember a book I’ve read that could compare to Becoming Betty and I thought it was a marvellous introduction to the world of band lit.Becoming Betty truly embraces that teenage struggle of finding yourself. After leaving school with her GCSEs and starting afresh in college, Lizzie soon finds herself firmly under the wing of ‘cool’ girl Viv. It’s not [...]

    4. Eleanor Wood follows up her awesome debut My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend with another incredibly fun contemporary filled with amazing characters (including an appearance, in a small role, from Tuesday, star of her first book.) I adored Betty, the lead here, and this is a really warm and funny read which I raced through. In addition to being completely hilarious it's also a great look at the way friendships change, at a close family - I LOVED that the parents here played more of a part than in most [...]

    5. I really struggled at the start of this book with the whole "good girl turns bad to impress the cool girl in school" trope, so I had to power on and I'm glad I did. This book is about finding your tribe, finding your passions and going with them. ❤

    6. This book is the first young adult (YA) that I have read in a long time. I had just finished Mansfield Park and Anna Karenina—both heavy reads—and I thought that this would be a nice, light, and easy read. The story follows Elizabeth Brown, a nerdy 16-year-old who is about to enter sixth form. She has decided to leave her two best friends and the school that she knows and rather attend a college. At the college, she meets the intoxicating and gorgeous Viv. The two become fast friends and Viv [...]

    7. i'm giving it 4 because i finished it so damn fast and it was actually really enjoyable even if a bit predictable. still don't like the lay out that much but i got used to it, i guess.

    8. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, Becoming Betty tells the story of Lizzie Brown as she begins college and meets Viv, who convinces her to become the bass player in her new band so that they can enter a Battle of the Bands contest, despite Lizzie`s protests that she`s never played a note in her life. The characters were so well written; I adored Lizzie and the members of an opposing band Dirty Harriet, and loved to hate Viv, who I felt was incredibly manipulative and nasty. I also really [...]

    9. Where to startwhere to startOKAY, so I picked this book up after reading a whole bunch of good reviews on it, but I should have really taken notice of the fact that the majority of this book is set around music. That to me should be a bright, bold and flashing red sign that’s says, ‘GO BACK, DONT DO IT’. Clearly I didn’t listen.Books about music hardly EVER end well for me. This is because they usually consist of a character suddenly being inspired to learn an instrument and miraculously [...]

    10. I was surprised by how much I loved this book.The story is fun, the characters are so well developed and (mostly) likeable, and they all seem so real. Their jokes are quite funny, and it’s all very now. That’s pretty much all I have to say, only that I now want to be in a band.

    11. Becoming Betty is Lizzie’s story as she joins her new best friend Viv’s band and discovers the kind of person she really is. I loved Becoming Betty. Lizzie is a wonderful narrator, and her story of self-discovery, sometimes through heartbreaking means, is one that will resonate with many. Not all the characters are likeable (there are lots of words I could use for Viv), but their roles in Lizzie’s story are vital. The tone of Becoming Betty, particularly in Lizzie’s relationship with Viv [...]

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