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FICTION: Music


Reservation blues book Reservation blues

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
FIC ALEXIE

The life of Spokane Indian Thomas Builds-the-Fire irrevocably changes when blues legend Robert Johnson miraculously appears on his reservation and passes the misfit storyteller his enchanted guitar. Inspired by this gift, Thomas forms Coyote Springs, an all-Indian Catholic band who find themselves on a magical tour that leads from reservation bars to Seattle and New York--and deep within their own souls.



Guitar notes Teen Book Guitar notes

Amato, Mary.
TEEN AMATO

Tripp, who plays guitar only for himself, and Lyla, a cellist whose talent has already made her famous but not happy, form an unlikely friendship when they are forced to share a practice room at their high school.



Audrey, wait! Teen Book Audrey, wait!

Benway, Robin.
TEEN 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.



I am (not) the walrus Teen Book I am (not) the walrus

Briant, Ed.
TEEN BRIANT

As the singer and bass player for a Beatles cover band, Toby embarks on a quest to increase his sex appeal, a plan that derails when he finds a mysterious note inside his old bass guitar.



Debbie Harry sings in French Teen Book Debbie Harry sings in French

Brothers, Meagan.
TEEN BROTHER

When Johnny completes an alcohol rehabilitation program and his mother sends him to live with his uncle in North 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.



Nick & Norah's infinite playlist Teen Book Nick & Norah's infinite playlist

Cohn, Rachel.
TEEN COHN

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.



A little wanting song Teen Book A little wanting song

Crowley, Cath.
TEEN CROWLEY

One Australian summer, two very different sixteen-year-old girls--Charlie, a talented but shy musician, and Rose, a confident student longing to escape her tiny town--are drawn into an unexpected friendship, as told in their alternating voices.



If I stay :   a novel Teen Book If I stay : a novel

Forman, Gayle.
TEEN FORMAN

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.



Where she went Teen Book Where she went

Forman, Gayle.
TEEN FORMAN

Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.



Fat kid rules the world Teen Book Fat kid rules the world

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)
TEEN GOING

Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.

Recommended by Chy at Lake Stevens Library



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