And welcome to my stop on the #StreetSong tour. And you can find my thoughts about the book reading my review below.
I have never been a fan of manufactured TV singing contests. Their nature of feeding off the contestants rather than nurturing them has often been a recipe for failure for the contestant’s long term career, so a TV show using young men and women aspirations as entertainment for high ratings has always been cruel in my opinion and Street Song reflects that.
It’s only when Ryan aka Cal, former winner of PopIcon, school dropout and repeat offender drug user hits rock bottom that he starts the journey of becoming. His revolt against the one person who owns him throws him on a path, where the comfort of a warm bed in a mansion with all its trimmings is taken away in one full sweep.
Cal has one choice only which is to find his own way, and a chance meeting with Toni and a random trip to Belfast might just help him figure out who lies under the layers of his former PopIcon persona.
This tale basically has one truth known universally. Stay true to yourself and Do You! Because what you will achieve with heart and hard work no one will take away from you.
And I loved how the budding friendships between Cal and his band mates of Polly’s Tree Toni and Marysia was the start of his journey towards discovering his talent.
If anything, my aversion of televised singing contest remains justified, as it seems that the real stories starts when the cameras are off, and Sheena Wilkinson told us Cal’s story beautifully.
The provision of this title by the publisher has no bearing on the rating. Thanking team @inkroadbooks for providing me with a copy of this book.