- By Jacquelyn White
- Posted Friday, June 1, 2018
“The only truth is music.” - Jack Kerouac
When the stars go blue by Caridad Ferrer
Soledad Reyes decides to dance Carmen as part of a drum and bugle corps competition, not knowing if it will help or harm her chance of becoming a professional ballet dancer but eager to pursue new options, including a romance with the boy who invited her to audition.
The Haters: a book about being in a band by Jesse Andrews
A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
In a love story told in photographs and drawings, Glory, a brilliant piano prodigy, is drawn to Frank, an artistic new boy, and the farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness until the only song she is able to play is "Chopsticks.".
Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin
A teenaged guitarist in a rock band deals with loss and anger as he relates the events that landed him in a juvenile detention center.
Audrey, wait! by Robin Benway
While trying to score a date with her cute co-worker at the Scooper Dooper, sixteen-year-old Audrey gains unwanted fame and celebrity status when her ex-boyfriend, a rock musician, records a breakup song about her that soars to the top of the Billboard charts.
Debbie Harry sings in French by Meagan Brothers
When Johnny completes an alcohol rehabilitation program and his mother sends him to live with his uncle in South Carolina, he meets Maria, who seems to understand his fascination with the new wave band Blondie, and he learns about his deceased father's youthful forays into "glam rock," which gives him perspective on himself, his past, and his current life.
A love story starring my dead best friend by Emily Horner
As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.