Sixteen-year-old Anooshka Star, who has a tumultuous relationship with her mother, becomes obsessed with a rock singer and follows him into his world, and an unexpected death magnifies her troubles.
Miranda was the quiet type-until she moved to Austin. Home of the hippest college rock bands, Austin, Texas, is a scene. And Miranda is dying to break out of her small-town shell. So she decides to do something totally un-Miranda: learn to play the drums. When crashing the cymbals, the girl's a wild child! Plus there's a perk to her new gig: a cute bass player.
Summering in the Hamptons on the estate of a famous rock star, seventeen-year-old Lang tries to decide how to tell his longtime friends that he is gay, while struggling with an unexpected infatuation with a girl from France.
When in a rush of uncommon bravado high school senior Piper offers to manage Dumb, her school's most popular student rock band, her family thinks it must be a joke. A retiring student and member of the chess team, Piper is neither the stereotypical band manager nor a typical teen: she is profoundly hearing impaired. After she discovers that her parents have spent the majority of her college money to treat her infant sister's deafness with cochlear implants, Piper's quest to get Dumb a paying gig leads her to consider her managerial role as a potential source of income.
Chloe loves to imagine that she is on stage in front of thousands of adoring fans, but when she gets the chance to apply for Rockley Park Talent School for aspiring young pop stars, she must prove to her parents that her ambition is real.
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.
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weights whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
Nick, the "nonqueer bassist in a queercore band," is onstage when he spots his ex-girlfriend, Tris.
Once offstage, he propositions a girl he has never met, hoping to make Tris jealous:
"Would you mind being my girlfriend for five minutes?"
Norah, also heartbroken (and hoping Nick will drive her home), agrees.
What begins as a spontaneous ploy turns into something surprising and real in the course of one night.
Seventeen-year-old Chloe Miller and her friends continue to tour as Redemption, a rising new Christian band, experiencing love, death, and marriage, but learning where to turn when things spin out of control.