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Five flavors of Dumb

John, Antony.

TEEN JOHN

Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.


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.


The return of Death Eric

Llewellyn, Sam, 1948-

TEEN LLEWELL

Convinced that a raven has cursed him with bad luck, Eric Trashmettle ends his career as leader of Death Eric, the best rock band in the universe, and becomes an embarrassment to his two children who, when they realize that the family's finances are suffering, plot to get him back on the stage for a comeback.


Virtuosity

Marti?nez, 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.


Under the baseball moon

Ritter, John H., 1951-

TEEN RITTER

Andy and Glory, two fifteen-year-olds from Ocean Beach, California, pursue their respective dreams of becoming a famous musician and a professional softball player.


Eleanor & Park

Rowell, Rainbow.

TEEN ROWELL

"Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try"--


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.


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.


The girl who became a Beatle

Taylor, Greg, 1951-

TEEN TAYLOR

Regina Bloomsbury, a sixteen-year-old, Beatles-obsessed rocker, takes a trip to an alternate reality where the Beatles never existed and her band, the Caverns, are the rock-and-roll superstars.


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.


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.


The Mozart season

Wolff, Virginia Euwer.

J WOLFF

Allegra Shapiro decides to enter a prestigious competition for young musicians, but ends up spending the summer doing more than practicing the violin. She learns important lessons about her family and herself, in this novel by the author of the National Book Award-winning "True Believer."


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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