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Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite
Who Wants to be a Songwriter Anyway? by Stanley G. Buford is an inspiring young adult book about two young sisters named Lou and Tiaara. The two girls and their family had been on a plane when it was hijacked five years ago. The girls still have nightmares about it. Then one day they hear an announcement on the radio about a song writing competition. Tiaara wants to be a songwriter, but she isn't sure about entering the contest when she realizes that many famous songwriters have already entered. However, Lou tells her to enter and write a song about the hijacked flight. Tiaara eventually agrees. Together, the two girls write a song called 'Flight of Faith.' They enter it into the contest. Will Lou and Tiaara win?
I really enjoyed Who Wants to be a Songwriter Anyway? by Stanley G. Buford. The book is really inspiring, especially the lyrics to 'Flight of Faith.' I was hooked by the first page. The characters were likeable and inspiring. The book is beautifully written and descriptive, fast-paced and exciting. It's a good book to read when you need to be inspired. I liked how, at the end of the book, it teaches the reader how to write songs themselves, teaches about some of the greatest songwriters of all time, and teaches about the difference between a songwriter and a lyricist. I would recommend this book to everyone.