Friends, Fugues, and Fortune Cookies is the sequel to I Heart Band, by Michelle Schusterman. This is a cute middle school book and it's perfect for ages 8 to 12.
Holly is looking forward to the winter dance and she wants to go with Aaron, her crush. She's so sure that he's going to ask her that she turns down her good friend Owen's invitation, only to find out that Aaron is asking her friend (and former enemy) Natasha.
There's also a band fundraiser going on where the different sections are having bake sales and competing to see who raises the most money. Natasha and Holly are also competing for regional band, so their friendship is in a tense place. Holly also feels awkward around Owen, with whom she usually plays video games, but when she shows up at the dance, forgetting that she lied to him about having a date, she knows she has to tell him the truth to make things right.
What I love about this book is there are lots of good details about middle school; girl drama, romance angst, band details, and some fashion thrown in for good measure. This book is fun, fast pace and clean.*JK*