Soundtrack Saturday – Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
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From the author’s website:
In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all—beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable.
Soundtrack Song: “The Sun Shines At Night” by The Submarines
I listened to The Submarines a lot last week, so they became the soundtrack to this book kind of by default. But, I think this song fits so well with the first part of Firefly Lane, right after Tully and Kate first meet. A summer of spending all day together and then sneaking out at night to ride their bikes down country roads in the moonlight.
I especially love this line: Nothing matters because you’re here again. That became so true during the course of their friendship. When something difficult came up in their lives, the other friend being there was often the only comfort that was needed.
“In the moonlight, everything looked milky and beautiful – the silvery waves, the jagged rocks along the shore” (p.50)
What song would you add to the soundtrack for this book or the one you’re currently reading?
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