Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rock n' Roll!

It dawned on me the other that I have no fiction books about rock n' roll. I have all these great titles and I take pride in the fact that I have a very up to date collection. But the student wanted a fiction book about bands and rock and roll and I drew a complete blank. I only had one title.

So my question to you is...

What YA fiction books are out there that have a rock n' roll theme? Or a character is in a band, trying to form a band etc. etc.

I really need your help! Thanks!


zac said...

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Khuert (I think I butchered the last name).

HC said...

Roger Trott's "Getting in Tune" would fit the bill. It's about a garage band being put together and going on the road. Well written. I've authored two Rock Fiction books, but they are not YA-- Stealing Margo and Smoking Jimi, you can see all at amazon.
Chad Peery

Ms. I said...

Zac Thanks for the help. Chad I'll check out your books on Amazon. Thanks :)

robin_titan said...

Wow I cannot think of any. I remember that If I Stay has a rock band in it called Shooting Stars but it's not really a main thing.

Laina said...

Oh, oh, oh, I know, I know, I know!!! Hold on a sec, I'll find the links I need.

Laina said...


Where we find:

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (LOVE Nick and Norah :) lol)
Just Listen by Sarah Desson
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
Audrey Wait! by Robin Benway

Next... where we find

The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
Beige by Cecil Castellucci
Girl by Blake Nelson
Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
Heavy Metal and You by Christopher Krovatin
The Orpheus Obsession by Dakota Lane
Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going
Rock Star, Superstar by Blake Nelson
The Exes by Pagan Kennedy
Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys by Francesca Lia Block
Chartbreaker by Gillian Cross
Orfe by Cynthia Voigt (I've read that, it's good)
Geniuses of Crack by Jeff Gomez
The Committments by Roddy Doyle
Rock 'n' Roll Nights by Todd Strasser

And that's it! That should keep you busy for a while. :) That was fun, want anymore themed books?

Ms. I said...

Laina you rock! :) Thanks so much

Laina said...

Do you need any other themes? That was fun! I like doing that.

Ms. I said...

How are you with manga ;-)

robin_titan said...

About music manga ones there's this one all about music but not necessarily rock and roll. It's called Nodame Cantabile. My sister read it and loved it including the anime but I don't know anything about it really.

Laina said...

Manga's about the only thing I don't know, but I know a couple blogs you could check out that do some mange reviews.