Musical Youth
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Award winning title-2nd place in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.

#12 in Amazon Hot New Releases – Teen and Young Adult Performing Arts Fiction – in its first month of release
Featured in Essence Magazine February 2016There are no missteps in this tender coming-of-age romance, only an enthusiasm for love and life that reverberates triumphantly, as both Shaka and Zahara battle their demons with hope’s persistent chorus.-CaribbeanBeat Magazine.

“Musical Youth is a beautifully crafted novel with the leitmotiv of music running throughout it. This is a powerful and credible story of young love between two likeable heroes.-Burt Award for Caribbean literature.

Musical Youth is a compelling read because Hillhouse has managed to make readers really care about the characters and their struggles.-Trinidad Guardian.
Music, Discovery, Love. Can one summer make the difference of a lifetime?Zahara is a loner. She's brilliant on the guitar but in everyday life she doesn't really fit in. Then she meets Shaka, himself a musical genius and the first boy who really gets her. They discover that they share a special bond, their passion for music, and Zahara finds herself a part, not just of Shaka's life, but also that of his boys, the Lion Crew. When they all get roles in a summer musical, Zahara, Shaka, and the rest of the Lion Crew use the opportunity to work on a secret project. But the Crew gets much more than they bargained for when they uncover a dark secret linking Shaka and Zahara's families and they're forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about class, colour, and relationships on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

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    • First Edition
    • Nov-2014
    • Caribbean Reads Publishing
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0989930513
    • ISBN13: 9780989930512
    • Jul-2019
    • Caribbean Reads Publishing
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1733829954
    • ISBN13: 9781733829953
    • Sep-2019
    • Caribbean Reads Publishing
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1733829962
    • ISBN13: 9781733829960
    • CaribbeanReads Publishing
    • eBook
    • Nov-2014
    • CaribbeanReads Publishing
    • eBook (Kindle)


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