Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers

49%

20 Critic Reviews

It had such promise to me, but some parts just did not live up to the expectations that I think I had for it.
-Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Synopsis

In Meagan Brothers's Supergirl Mixtapes, a music-obsessed girl travels to New York City to find herself. After years of boredom in her rural South Carolina town, Maria is thrilled when her father finally allows her to visit her estranged artist mother in New York City. She’s ready for adventure, and she soon finds herself immersed in a world of rock music and busy streets, where new people and ideas lie around every concrete corner. This is the freedom she’s always longed for—and she pushes for as much as she can get, skipping school to roam the streets, visit fancy museums, and flirt with the cute clerk at a downtown record store.
 
But just like her beloved New York City, Maria’s life has a darker side. Behind her mother’s carefree existence are shadowy secrets, and Maria must decide just where—and with whom—her loyalty lies.
 

About Meagan Brothers

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Meagan Brothers is the author of Debbie Harry Sings in French, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, won a GLBT Round Table ALA Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. A native Carolinian, Meagan currently lives in New York City.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 257 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Supergirl Mixtapes
All: 20 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 11

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Mar 05 2012

Messy and often heartbreaking, Maria’s journey is one well worth taking.

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For Love and Books

Below average
Apr 25 2012

Supergirl Mixtapes had a lot of potential... Unfortunately, there just wasn’t a connection for me.

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Candace's Book Blog

Below average
Mar 26 2012

I think that if things had been a bit more developed this would be a 5 star book for me.

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YA Librarian Tales

Below average
Mar 21 2012

The characters were in the same place that they started the book in and honestly, it was so frustrating.

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The Book Scoop

Below average
Reviewed by Rowena on Apr 17 2012

A story to lose yourself in for a couple of hours but I can't say that I was thoroughly engrossed in the story from beginning to end.

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Letters Inside Out

Good
Apr 23 2012

Supergirl Mixtapes is more likely to fit for music fans than the average contemporary reader, but I think it’s great enough for everyone to give it at least a try.

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reutreads

Good
Apr 20 2012

Supergirl Mixtapes was a really fun read that I would best describe as eclectic.

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Live to Read

Good
Reviewed by Krystal Larson on Apr 24 2012

Music plays a large part in both the story and Maria's life, the reader will love how the author wove music into the plot and the characters.

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Pure Imagination

Below average
Reviewed by Lori on Apr 12 2012

My biggest problem with the book is a lot of these issues are brought up but not resolved. I can definitely see why this would drive some people crazy, but I was able to look past it just because I thought the story was so interesting.

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Reading Rants

Good
Mar 15 2012

Meagan Brothers does a lovely job of capturing that moment in time by referencing bands and artists from both the 90′s and New York’s historically rich downtown music scene.

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Ink Scratchers

Below average
Reviewed by Jade on May 10 2012

Overall, an alright book with great characters, though I did get annoyed with the music references every other page that disrupted the flow of the book.

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YA Litwit

Below average
Reviewed by Karis Jacobstein on May 23 2012

...most teens are not going to relate to the protagonist, are not going to understand a lot of the pop-culture references, and are going to be hard pressed to care about what is going on in this story.

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Confessions of a Readaholic

Good
Jun 10 2012

Overall, I found Supergirl Mixtapes an entertaining novel– there's certainly never a dry spot.

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Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Chrystal on Apr 27 2012

It had such promise to me, but some parts just did not live up to the expectations that I think I had for it.

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The Book Muncher

Good
Reviewed by Rachael Stein on Apr 26 2012

I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed or appreciated reading about an episode in a character’s life as much as I did in Supergirl Mixtapes, and I thank Brothers for that.

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Into the Mystic

Good
Reviewed by Tammy Cordeiro on Apr 21 2012

This is a gritty and poignant coming-of-age story for music lovers.

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Wastepaper Prose

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on Mar 21 2012

The solid talent of Meagan Brothers is the reason Supergirl Mixtapes soars rather than falls into the depths of clichéd despair.

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Shut Up! I'm Reading

Below average
Reviewed by Jessica on Apr 02 2012

...I don't see the novel staying with me for very long.

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A Pocket Full of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Nicola on Mar 24 2012

I liked a lot of it but other parts failed to hold my attention!

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Auntie Spinelli Reads.

Below average
Feb 12 2012

In addition to not being able to connect to the story line, I also couldn't connect with the characters.

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