Sunday, September 12, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Glee - The Beginning

Glee: The Beginning
by Sophia Lowell

Since Glee first hit the airwaves last year, it has quickly become one of the biggest and most loved shows on TV, rocketing it's cast to stardom with a series of spin-off albums, DVDs, and an army of followers. Now the first original Glee novel has been released. Is it pitch perfect or a little off-key?

This book leads up to the start of season one. It has all the same characters that we know and love (or love to hate) and follows them up to the homecoming dance. I won't say too much of what happens, but Quinn Fabray isn't yet pregnant but in the book we follow the beginnings of her secret relationship with Puck. Rachel Berry has just joined the small Glee club and is trying to inspire the members to stand-out and stand up for themselves. Future mentor Will Schuester doesn't have anything to do with the club yet.

It is written in the exact same tone as the show. It is funny, cheesy, quirky and a bit ridiculous. The characters behave and act exactly as you'd expect from the show and even without all the song and dance, this book was very entertaining.

I wouldn't really recommend it if you're not a fan of the show already, but if you're a big Gleek like me, this book is good enough to tide you over until Season 2 starts.

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