Drum Roll, Please

A middle grade novel from HarperCollins
Coming June 26, 2018
ISBN: 9780062791146

Every heart has its own rhythm.

Melissa Goodwin only joined the school band because her best friend Olivia begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. It’s the only time she doesn’t feel like a mouse.

Now, she and Olivia are excited to spend two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods. But the day before they leave, Melly’s parents share major news: they’re getting divorced.

Hundreds of miles from home, Melly’s life is thrown further out of sync when she meets her new bandmate, Adeline. Adeline, with her sandpaper voice and beat-up guitar, helps Melly feel confident when Melly feels anything but. And at night, when the girls in her tent compare crushes, Melly finds she isn’t thinking about boys. She’s thinking about Adeline.

To top it all off, Melly and Olivia seem to be growing apart, and Melly has to find her voice as a drummer in time for the end-of-camp show.

Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?

Cover art by Natalie Andrewson