I got Tenney's Journal! Wooh!
Tenney's Journal was a diary format of Tenney and Tenney In The Key Of Friendship. Nice! I loved the journal and I can't wait to read her actual books, which will have more detail!
Share away on your blogs! But don't forget to give me credit or link this post back.
Tenney is 12 and in sixth grade. Her full name is Tennyson Evangeline Grant. Tenney was named after Lord Tennyson, a poet.
Jaya: Tenney's best friend who loves art. She is South Asian.
Aubrey: Tenney's older sister. She is a fan of Belle Starr.
Mason: Tenney's older brother.
Ray: Tenney's dad. He runs a band called the Tri-Stars.
Georgia: Tenney's mom. She runs a food truck.
Holliday Hayes: A rich mean girl stereotype.
Portia- A senior that Tenney has to work with for the school jamboree. Portia is actually Patty Burns, a country superstar.
Belle Starr: A country superstar who Tenney makes friends with in Tenney In The Key Of Friendship.
Ellie Cale: A woman who discovers Tenney.
Zane Cale: Tenney's manager.
Logan: A rock drummer who Zane also manages. The two work together a lot.
Plot Points: Tenney (I separated the journal by when I felt Book 1 would end)
-Tenney sees Belle Starr with her sister Aubrey
-The school's Jamboree is coming up, and Tenney wants to perform, but she's scared to
-Tenney is on the Jamboree Planning Committee with Jaya and Holliday, and they have to work with seniors at the senior center. Tenney has to work with a woman named Portia, who Tenney deems boring, especially when Jaya's partner is cool.
-The lead singer of the Tri-Stars, Jesse, doesn't show up at a gig, so Tenney performs for her
-While she is playing her guitar at the food truck, Ellie Cale discovers Tenney and lets her perform at a new artist showcase at the Bluebird Cafe.
-Tenney's parents think Tenney is too young to perform
-Tenney finds out that Portia plays guitar, and is more interested in her.
-Tenney's parents don't let Tenney perform
-Tenney goes to the Ryman Auditorium for a field trip, and is inspired to sign up to perform at the school jamboree
-Tenney learns that Portia stopped singing because she got a stroke, but she was once Patty Burns, one of Tenney's favorite artists.
-Mason takes Tenney to perform on the sidewalk
-Tenney and Mason get grounded because of the no performing rule
-Mom tells Tenney that she once almost had a record deal, but her producer wanted to change her image and told everyone in the music business that she wasn't good to work with, so she quit.
-Tenney's parents decide to let Tenney perform.
-Tenney writes a song about her mom to perform at the Bluebird Cafe.
-Holliday bullies Tenney and tells her that she'll mess up
-Tenney gets the aqua guitar as a performance gift
-Tenney messes up at the Bluebird and feels like she was foolish for wanting to perform so early in her life. It takes encouragement from Zane Cale, a record producer, to perform at the Jamboree.
-Tenney's jamboree performance goes viral, and Zane becomes Tenney's manager.
Spoilers end here.
Plot Points: Tenney In The Key Of Friendship (I separated the journal by when I felt Book 1 would end)
-Tenney passes by a drum musician (Logan) who doesn't even acknowledge her.
-A flood destroyed Jaya's cousin's school in Bangdalesh, and Tenney and Jaya want to help.
-Holliday wants to help with a fundraiser, but Tenney feels annoyed with her.
-Zane is trying to book Tenney at the Artist's Welcome Brunch for top record labels
-Tenney, Jaya and Holliday decide to sell used books at the school Spring Clean
-Logan and Tenney don't like each other and have really different styles of music, but their manager wants them to work together
-The Artist's Welcome Brunch and the Spring Clean have the same day/time, so Tenney feels torn
-Logan covers Tenney's song, and Tenney uses it to make a better version of her song. Logan and Tenney are on good terms now, and Tenney chooses the Artist's Brunch over the Spring Clean.
-Tenney feels like a third wheel because Jaya has been hanging out with Holliday so much
-Tenney and Logan have a great time at the Artist's Brunch, but they decide to be friends and solo acts. Tenney meets Belle Starr, and they become friends