Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Radio Week: "I Move On" from the Musical "Chicago"

Our fabulous theater fan and teen reviewer Neeka has our next Radio week pairing:

"I Move On" from the Broadway Musical, Chicago

The depth contained within the musical Chicago stretches beyond its own storyline. I Move On is a song that plays over the ending credits of the movie version of Chicago. In the jazzy number, Velma and Roxie discuss how, though their lives are often filled with despair, there is nothing they can do except move on.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu.

The book I’ve chosen that goes with this song is The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu. Alice Franklin lives in the small town of Healy, Texas, where rumors spread quickly, whether they’re true or completely made-up. Once Healy’s most popular student dies, everyone is convinced his death is Alice’s fault. The book is told from different perspectives of the students of Healy High. The lines between right and wrong are blurred as the torture Alice must endure grows. This book is moving, and at the surface may seem less deep than it truly is. There is something in this novel for everyone to relate to, because there’s only one thing that Alice can do if she hopes to put her past behind her: move on.

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