Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Glee: The Beginning bySophia Lowell YP FIC LOWELL

It’s a Glee-quel! Find out what was happening with all the kids and teachers at McKinley High before the show began. See how all the kids met and how Mr. Schuester got the inspiration to start New Directions in this funny look at the start of the glee world.

So there is good news and bad news Gleeks. This a funny book that captures the spirit of the show and the voices of the characters you love. Bad news: it totally messes with the canon of the show. The book has Mercedes, Kurt, Artie, Tina, and Rachel are all already in Glee with the inept Sandy Ryerson as the nearly non-existant coach. But wha? Didn’t the pilot episode clearly show all those characters rehearse to join New Directions without indicating they knew each other? Yeah, it is a MAJOR plothole and I was surprised the author could put it in there at all. If you can ignore the fact that it seems off that they were all in Glee together before they were in Glee together then this is a good book for the Gleeks out there. I don’t think it’s much of a read for non fans though, there are a lot of characters and without knowledge of the show it would be hard to care about the whole cast. I’m looking forward to the coming Glee books and hope they’ll be a little more careful about keeping them in sync with the show.

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