Review by: TJ (13)

The novel Out of Sight is about a teenage guy name Rob who happens to love music,
despite the fact that whenever he sings people generally cover their ears in pain. So
what can he do about this? This is a book about a boy who has no vocal chords, can’t
play an instrument and yet still loves music, who finds the answer: you don’t have to
be in the band to make the music. The idea that appeals to me in this book is exactly
that “you don’t have to be the guy on the stage to be the hero.” It shows how having
good people skills is so important in life. Rob did not just become the manager but
saw an opportunity to help someone in need, and at the same time got the band
that he was managing heaps of publicity. It also says a lot about the importance of a
team effort: Rob was important to the band because of the way he dealt with sorting
out the gigs and those sort of things………..
The last thing that appeals to me about this book is how it relates to the real world
and how it is so important to have those skills. In the world we are growing up in it is
vital to be able to see things not as bad or good but more as opportunities for both
you and the people around you.
In conclusion, I think that this book is very insightful into the skills that are important
for life. It sends a very powerful message to teenagers and young adults growing up
in this generation.