Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Anna A
Book Title
Scout is Not a Band Kid
Jade Armstrong
Graphic Novel
Realistic Fiction
What is the setting of the book?
The book takes place in Waltz, Ontario, in Canada. It is a very small town that, according to a sign, is “surviving on wealthy white people visiting from Ottawa to have brunch”. It mainly takes place in Scout’s school, Holy Moly Catholic High School.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
Scout Martins is a teenager who loves a show called Posaune: Warrior Princess. And she is definitely not a band kid – at first! She loves drawing, especially characters from Posaune. She’s a die-hard fan!
What is the conflict of the story?
The author of Posaune: Warrior Princess is Pristine Wong, who is almost 100 years old retiring soon and Scout fears she may even die soon. Scout’s dad won’t let her go to Almontefest in New Almonte because it’s too far away, but that’s where Pristine is having a meet-and-greet!
What was the conclusion of the book?
As a final attempt to get to Almontefest, Scout joins her school’s band because they have a concert in Almontefest. She schedules a meet-and-greet with Pristine, but the preformance time has changed to her booked time! Luckily, Pristine does a book signing at a semi-local comic shop that Scout didn’t even know existed, and Scout meets Pristine there!
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I was rooting for Scout the whole time. I really wanted to see her meet Pristine, because I think that it would be really cool to meet your idol! I felt glad that Scout got to see Pristine at the end instead of at Almontefest because I’m sure she also got more time to meet Pristine.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
It didn’t have one, I don’t think.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
The whole book was great! The artstyle is adorable and the story is very creative in my opinion. The characters are unique and I love their names! It realistic because Scout’s – and everyone’s – emotions were displayed at the exact right times with the exact right intensity.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
My favorite part was when Scout was actually learning the trombone. I felt her improvement! It was satisfying to see her funny sounds change to fun sounds!
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
I definitely would. I think that the age range is large, but probably 8-12 because it’s pretty long (like 250-ish pages)
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 5 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 6 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 5 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 2 (0 min / 10 max)
Book Report: Scout is Not a Band Kid