Music is the Doctor
This statement could not be more true to me. It is something my mother has always said to me and I love her for it everyday. She started taking me to concerts when I was really young and it is still my favorite thing to do. I can’t imagine my life without music. I am that mom, in the car, blasting songs and singing at the top of my lungs with my kids. We have a blast in the car and they know all of my favorite songs. Yes, I'm teaching them right!
The right song can change my mood in an instance. I’m known for breaking down and having a dance party in my kitchen with my kids and husband when the perfect song comes on. I take my kids to concerts and am so upset when a concert is 21 and over. I feel like they should have a clause allowing kids under 10 – knowing there is no way anyone would ever believe they were 21 years old and serve them if they tried. They just want to rock out with their mom and dad.
Having music in this book was an important part to me, especially Unwritten Law. They are a band that has brought so much joy to mine and my sister’s life. To say we are groupies is an understatement. I mean, look, I wrote a book about them!
I originally found Rise Against because they kept playing them on the Unwritten Law Pandora Channel. When I started writing the book and thought of the song Savior I knew it was a perfect fit, and not to mention one of my favorite songs ever. I’ve since fallen in love with all of their music.
My two other favorite bands are Three Days Grace and Papa Roach.
I’m also a fan of County Music, Classic Rock and some Rap (thanks to my husband), so I had to include those genres as well. I wanted the music to be able to touch everyone, no matter what genre they were into.
Below are a few of the important songs that help tell the story of Charlie and Allison.