Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Teen Tuesday: Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick. 358 p. Little, Brown and Company, May, 2010. 9780316043526. (Own)
Teen Tuesday features Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick. Quick author of The Silver Lining Playbook made his YA debut with this book, featuring Amber Appleton, self-proclaimed rock star of hope. Sure she's homeless and living in the back of Mellow Yellow, the school bus her alcoholic mother drives; but she has her dog, her friends, her faith and her mom. When tragedy strikes, those she refused to give up on rally around her and refuse to let her give up on herself. This is a quick, emotional read for teens.