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Rock Star

by Adrian Chamberlain

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Struggling at home and at school, Duncan decides to try out for a local rock band. He plays the bass in the school orchestra, but it is a long way from band camp to rock star. Joining a heavy-metal band, he tries to fit in, dumping his old friends and trying to walk the walk. When his dad's new girlfriend starts to teach him about real rock music and introduces him to her musician brother, Duncan discovers that there is more to being a guitar hero than playing in a heavy-metal band.

About the Author
Adrian Chamberlain has always wanted to be a rock star. While holding down a day job as an entertainment writer for the Victoria Times Colonist, he indulges his fantasies (albeit on a reduced scale) by playing organ and piano for The Soul Shakers, a Victoria rhythm-and-blues band.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Long-listed, ALA Popular Paperbacks
  • Commended, TriState YA Review Group Book of Note
Editorial Reviews

"The author's own background as an organ player in a soul and rhythm-and-blues band gives this aspect of the novel originality and depth…Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"If you know a struggling reader who loves music and instruments, then this is the book for them!...This novel moves very quickly, which will keep young adults interested...[and] as Chamberlain did a great job capturing the teenage voice of his main character, Duncan, I believe young adults will be able to connect with Duncan and, hopefully, learn a valuable lesson about the dangers of changing solely for acceptance."

— Bookvacations.wordpress.com

"The well-plotted story may appeal to reluctant readers."

— The Horn Book Guide

"Will strike a chord with aspiring band members...The trials and tribulations of being in a rock band and deciding whether to keep old friends, no matter how geeky, is at the heart of this hi/lo novel. Realistic fiction at its best."

— TriState YA Book Review

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