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!
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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
-Tenney and Jaya get into a big fight because of Tenney's decision to go to the Artist's Brunch instead of the Spring Clean, to the point where Jaya sits with Holliday at lunch
-Tenney and Jaya make up when Holliday and Tenney work together to have a benefit concert for the school in Bangdalesh
-Belle Starr tells her followers about the benefit concert, where Tenney, Logan and Portia perform
-They raise enough money for Bangdalesh
AND... BIG SPOILER HERE
-Tenney and Logan get signed to two different record deals!
Spoilers end here.
Got to go to school! Bye!