Teen Booklist

  • Audrey, Wait!

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    By Benway, Robin 

    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.

     

     

  • Born blue

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    By Nolan, Han 

    Janie was four years old when she nearly drowned due to her mothers neglect. Through an unhappy foster home experience, and years of feeling that she is unwanted, she keeps alive her dream of someday being a famous singer.

  • Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys

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    By Block, Francesca Lia 

    With their parents away, four young people form a rock band that becomes wildly popular, carrying them into a "freer" life than they can cope with.

  • Dirty Jersey

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    By Tru, Kimani 

    What's cool at Eric Posey's high school? A player's swagger, a baller's style, and game enough to catch every girl. Unfortunately, Eric is seriously uncool—unlike his popular sister, Kenya, who sings like an angel. But forget the choir; Kenya wants the fabulous life—bad boys and fly girls.   A chance encounter with Fiasco, one of the hottest rappers around, gives Eric entrée into the world of the "Dirty Jersey" crew, where he's introduced to everyone and everything. Suddenly, Eric is cool and has access to anything he's ever wanted. Never mind that Fiasco isn't exactly a good guy— so what? But so what has a price. And Fiasco has just named it: Kenya.

  • Face the Music (Diary of a Teenage Girl series)

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    By Carlson, Melody 

    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.

  • Fat Kid Rules the World

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    By Going, K.L. 

    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.

  • Five Flavors of Dumb

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    By John, Anthony 

    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.

  • Guitar Girl

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    By Manning, Sarra 

    Seventeen-year-old Molly Montgomery never planned on becoming famous. Starting a band with her best mates, Jane and Tara, was just a way to have fun. But when the group is joined by charismatic bad-boy Dean, things onstage and backstage start happening, fast. Their band, The Hormones, is front-page news, and their debut album is rocketing up the charts.

  • Heavy Metal and You

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    By Krovatin, Christopher 

    High schooler Sam begins losing himself when he falls for a preppy girl who wants him to give up getting wasted with his best friends and even his passion for heavy metal music in order to become a better person.

  • If I Stay

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    By Forman, Gayle 

    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.