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Wise young fool

Beaudoin, Sean.

TEEN BEAUDOI

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.


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.


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

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.


Breakout

Emerson, Kevin, author.

TEEN EMERSON

Fourteen-year-old eighth-grader Anthony Castillo uses "f-bombs" in the angst-ridden song he writes for his rock band, the Rusty Soles, and while it becomes an instant viral hit, he must decide if being a hero is worth the trouble that singing it on Arts Night would cause.


Exile

Emerson, Kevin.

TEEN EMERSON

As band manager for the up-and-coming DangerHeart, seventeen-year-old Summer Carlson navigates a relationship with the lead singer and decides whether to act on information that could rocket the band to stardom.


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.


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


My big mouth : 10 songs I wrote that almost got me killed

Hannan, Peter.

TEEN HANNAN

When Davis Delaware moves to a new school after the death of his mother, he immediately gets on the wrong side of Gerald, the school bully, when he creates a band called The Amazing Dweebs along with Molly, the girl he has a crush on--who also happens to be Gerald's girlfriend.


Song of the slums

Harland, Richard, 1947-

TEEN HARLAND

Seventeen-year-old Astor thinks she is about to wed the handsome plutocrat Lorrain Swale. But to her horror, her mother and stepfather abandon her, and she finds herself a lowly governess in the Swale household. Treated with contempt by the whole family, Astor is determined to escape. Help arrives unexpectedly in the form of the charismatic and mysterious Verrol. Together they plunge into the slums of Brummingham and find themselves in a street band, making wild music--a new kind of music that takes the world by storm. But the Swale brothers haven't finished with them yet...A story of changing fortunes, romance and the power of music.


For the record

Huang, Charlotte.

TEEN HUANG

Gaining instant celebrity after being discovered on a TV talent show, rock singer Chelsea endures the disdain of her bandmates and ambivalently pursues a relationship with a teen heartthrob during a summer tour that could make or break her career.


Lemonade Mouth

Hughes, Mark Peter.

TEEN HUGHES

A disparate group of high school students thrown together in detention form a band to play at a school talent show and end up competing with a wildly popular local rock band.


Amplified

Kelly, Tara.

TEEN KELLY

When privileged seventeen-year-old Jasmine Kiss gets kicked out of her house by her father, she takes what is left of her meager savings and flees to Santa Cruz, California, to pursue her dream of becoming a rock musician.


The Disenchantments

LaCour, Nina.

TEEN LACOUR

Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.


Virtuosity

Martínez, Jessica.

TEEN MARTINE

Just before the most important violin competition of her career, seventeen-year-old prodigy Carmen faces critical decisions about her anti-anxiety drug addiction, her controlling mother, and a potential romance with her most talented rival.


The daughters take the stage

Philbin, Joanna.

TEEN PHILBIN

Fourteen-year-old Hudson is a gifted singer/songwriter like her mother, pop sensation Holla Jones, but while working on her debut album, Hudson struggles to convince her mother that she would rather stick with her own, intimate style than follow her mother's path to fame.


The Frail Days

Prendergast, Gabrielle, author.

TEEN PRENDER

Stella Wing and the other band members grapple with many challenges of being teenagers and starting off in the music business, including whether to recruit Tamara Donnelly as their singer.


My year of epic rock

Pyros, Andrea, author.

J PYROS

Dumped by her best friend on the first day of seventh grade, Nina gets stuck with the other students with peanut allergies but when they decide to form a band, The EpiPens, her life changes for the better.


Beck. Gig 1, Mongolian chop squad

Sakuishi, Harorudo.

FIC SAKUISH

Sakuishi's addictive manga series is now available in the U.S. Shy 14-year-old Yukio Tanaka's life is changed forever when he meets rocker Ryusuke Minami, an unpredictable 16-year-old with a cool dog named Beck. Full color. Rated for older teens.


This song will save your life

Sales, Leila.

TEEN SALES

Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.


Ballad : a gathering of faerie

Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-

TEEN STIEFVA

When music prodigy James Morgan and his best friend, Deirdre, join a private conservatory for musicians, his talent attracts Nuala, a faerie muse who fosters and feeds on creative energies, but soon he finds himself battling the Queen of the Fey for the very lives of Deirdre and Nuala.


Rock on : a story of guitars, gigs, girls, and a brother (not necessarily in that order)

Vega, Denise.

TEEN VEGA

High school sophomore Ori Taylor, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter in a nameless rock band, has always been known as the easily-overlooked younger brother of Del, a high school sports star, but when Del suddenly returns home from college just as Ori is starting to gain some confidence in himself, Del expects everything to return to the way it used to be.


The Scar Boys : a novel

Vlahos, Len.

TEEN VLAHOS

Written as a college admission essay, eighteen-year-old Harry Jones recounts a childhood defined by the hideous scars he hid behind, and how forming a band brought self-confidence, friendship, and his first kiss.


I'm glad I did

Weil, Cynthia, author.

TEEN WEIL

In 1963 sixteen-year-old JJ Green, a songwriter interning at New York City's famous Brill Building, finds herself a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy who seems to connect instantly with her music, and they start cutting their first demo with Dulcie Brown, a legend who's fallen on hard times, with a secret past.


Nana. Vol. 1

Yazawa, Ai, 1961-

FIC YAZAWA

Two 20-year-old women share the same name. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, they meet and become best friends in a world that is exploding with music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties. Rated for older teens.


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