Stumbling on the Downbeat
by Shawna Quinn
For 15 year old Emma Bastien, life should be simple. Make friends with the popular kids. Excel at something. It worked for her brother, after all. He was a hero.
So when Emma joins a drum corps to impress her withdrawn parents and mend a broken friendship, she is surprised to find that things might not be so easy. Drum corps is hard, and being true to yourself isn't as simple as it seems.