Noteworthy by Riley RedgateNoteworthy by Riley Redgate


byRiley Redgate

Hardcover | May 2, 2017

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It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped . . . revered . . . all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.
Riley Redgate graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with a degree in economics. Noteworthy is her second novel. She currently lives and writes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit the author at
Title:NoteworthyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:Amulet BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419723731

ISBN - 13:9781419723735

Appropriate for ages: 13


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mulan Meets Pitch Perfect A Chinese girl sneaks into the male acapella group at her college and has a romance with the lead dude. Except she's bisexual, not the guy. This was just not the book for me. It was interesting at first but then it got really melodramatic and I didn't think it was believable anymore, especially when the relationship went from strict friendship to complete romance with no clear transition.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gem of a novel! This book has everything I love: amazing range of representation, music, academic setting, and competition. It's a very nice read and I urge you to pick it up.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much diversity!! CUTE, HEARTWARMING AND HILARIOUS (to me anyways) Seeing a protaganist who's chinese put me on cloud freaking nine, and to make it even better, she's sarcastic but also so awkward I love her so much AND THEN, I find out there's even MORE diversity???!!!!! A ROMANTIC LEAD WHO'S NOT WHITE? DIVERSITY THAT INCLUDES RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS, GENDER IDENTITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THATS WRITTEN IN A RESPECTFUL WAY!!!! Also the romance is slow burn but AWESOME Issac is my destructive child and i will love him forever
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't think of a single thing I dislike about Noteworthy. On the other hand, there are 101 things I can say I love about this book. Let's make a list, shall we: - She's the Man meets Pitch Perfect are the PERFECT comparisons - Relatable, witty main character, who I instantly took a liking to - Jordan is so reflective and thoughtful - I loved seeing her question everything and looking at things from someone else's POV. More people need to be like Jordan - Group of boys with an amazing dynamic, who I want to hang out with forever - Amazing bromances between the whole group and individuals - they aren't afraid to show their affection for each other which is SO refreshing to see -THE DIVERSITY OMG - it feels so organic and not simply ticking off boxes. I see so many different people everyday in my own life, so it was amazing to see this in a book. I LOVED IT - Every. single. character. is complex and has their strengths and weaknesses. There is a beautiful balance of simplicity and complexity - Side characters and villains are multifaceted too! - The romance is A+ and swoony - Cross dressing - The banter and jokes are hilarious - It makes you feel some serious feels - The technicalities of a capella - It's own voices I could probably keep going but I think it's fairly obvious how good this book is. Go read it.
Date published: 2017-08-07

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"Like her visual arts students at Kensington, Redgate crafts her characters with delicate lines and strong shadows within a phase of life that is anything but gentle."