Drum Roll, Please

Drum Roll, Please

Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat.

Melly 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 about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan woods.

But this summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline. To top it off, Melly's not sure she has what it takes to be a real rock 'n' roll drummer. Will she be able to make music from all the noise in her heart?

Title:Drum Roll, Please
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062791160
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About Lisa Jenn Bigelow

I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in a house full of books. My mom read to me until I left for college. We explored realistic fiction, fantasy, and science fiction together.


    Drum Roll, Please Reviews

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    ♦ Video Review ♦Drum Roll, Please was a truly delightful read with a lot of powerful messages packed into it.I usually don’t really read Middle Grade but because of the themes of this book I f...

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    Full review to come, but it's safe to say that I liked this a lot. ...

  • Shirley Freeman

    Melly’s parents announce their impending separation a couple days before Melly and best friend Olivia leave for 2 weeks at music camp. Melly is an introvert who needs time and space to think and pro...

  • Kathie

    This is definitely one of my favorite middle grade books of the year. It’s the perfect summer read about Melly and her best friend, Olivia, who head to a music camp for two weeks. As the girls are p...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusMelly and her best friend Olivia are attending Camp Rockaway, a music summer camp in the woods with a predilection for bad puns on their signage. Melly isn't very interested i...

  • Jenni Frencham

    Melly joined the band at school because her bold best friend Olivia joined. She also signed up for a summer band camp so she could be with her friend Olivia. The day before she left for camp, her pare...

  • evan

    (Full disclosure, the author is a friend of mine.)This book was fantastic. I loved living in Melly's world and I was sad that Camp Rockaway only lasted 2 weeks. I wanted to spend more time with Melly ...

  • Laura Gardner

    Thanks to @kidlitexchange and @harperchildrens for the free book!~*~*~*~*~*Happy pride month! I'm excited to feature a wonderful new #mglit book to add to your middle grade LGBT collections. DRUM ROLL...

  • Megan

    This was a quick read and a very sweet book. The narrator, Melly, grew on me as the book went on, as did the story itself; the book begins with a lot of exposition and flashbacks that were not particu...

  • Alissa

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for a review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Drum Roll Please is such a cute gem of a story! My main reaction, from the very first chapter, was that ...