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By Caroline Preston Ecco, 2011 Reviewed by Annie Robinson, 15 Canada The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt was, without a doubt, one of the most engaging novels I have ever read. The story revolves around the life of Frankie Pratt, a young college student growing up in the 1920s. Through the novel, readers discover Frankie’s [...]
Read 15-year-old Teen Voices’ contributor Annie Robinson’s interview with Michala Todd, the star behind the E.P. Millions Of Pieces. The girls talk about singing, Todd’s sentimental good luck charms, and exciting plans for an album to be released in 2012. This 18-year-old Toronto native is going places quickly! In January 2012, Todd was named “New Artist of the Month” for CKXS 99.1 FM with almost 90,000 votes!
Michala Todd’s first E.P., “Millions of Pieces,” starts with an 80s pop-infused bang! The first track, “Make It Work,” sets the undeniably enjoyable pop rock tone for the rest of the album. Each of the six tunes on the E.P. compliment each other very well and are perfect for singing along. “Millions of Pieces” demonstrates the work of a musically gifted young songstress; Michala’s tunes are great and the messages in her music only make it better.
The hotly-anticipated movie interpretation of the best-selling novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins was an exciting, action-packed and epic movie that I would definitely recommend. From the incredible acting to the amazing set design and costumes this movie is already a hit and I can see why! Not only did the movie stay true to the majority of the novel, it also portrayed the futuristic civilization of the Panem people excellently.
“Who says you’re not perfect? Who says you’re not worth it?” Certainly not the fans of Selena Gomez! On her third album, “When the Sun Goes Down,” this Disney star gone pop princess sings about love, inner beauty, and following your dreams. The 12-track album is strung together by up-tempo, up-beat songs with positive messages. It also boasts a highly renowned crop of co-songwriters including Pixie Lott, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry.
If you love meaningful lyrics and thought provoking soundtracks, Naomi Less’s album “The Real Me” is perfect for you. Naomi Less is a budding musician striving to make a difference through music. In this optimistic 12-track-album, Naomi explores a wide range of topics such as responsibilities, friendship, and the importance of being grateful.
Naomi Less is a music lover. She has been singing since she was a young girl and believes music is a very important part of life. Naomi wants to empower girls through her songs and hopes to change the world through her lyrics. Her first solo album, “The Real Me,” focuses on Naomi’s personal experiences and offers advice to teen girls. Teen Voices’ teen contributor, Annie Robinson, had the opportunity to interview Naomi on music, life, and enacting change.
“Unbroken”- it’s a fitting title for Demi Lovato’s third studio album. After a whirlwind of personal issues this past year (she checked into rehab on November 1, 2010 to deal with emotional and physical concerns), Demi is fighting back with her strongest album to date. “Unbroken” is the all-new 14-track pop album from Demi Lovato. But are the syncopated pop beats enough to keep listeners engaged?
Two is a lucky number for Jennifer Hudson. “I Remember Me” is her second album. It is a mixture of soft instrumentals and powerful vocals. The 12-track CD has a traditional R&B/soul vibe with an occasional jazzy feel.
Sisters Jewel (20) and Blaire (17) Restaneo are the front women of the LA-based band Pixikill. The self-described “electro pop grunge” group intentionally composed tunes about issues that matter to them and to which other teen girls can relate. Teen Voices’ freelance writer Annie Robinson, 15, chatted with Blaire, one of the lead singers, on being in a band, working with her sister, and future plans for Pixikill.