Books for Kids & Teens
Next Great Rock Star!
is ready to ditch his best friends in
his quest for fame and fortune!
Jason and his friends form a garage
band, they call it "No Frills"
because they want to keep it real—even
when they enter a band contest and
pressures to alter their image mount.
Then one day, due to a close encounter
with lightning, Jason's life changes in
a big way—but is he magically cooler
or is it just his perception?
As he goes from blah to cool, his head
swells as he takes his fifteen minutes
of fame too seriously. His too-busy
mother and fortune-telling grandmother
don't get through to him. Even
maybe-more-than-a-friend Layla is ready
to give up on Jason, especially when he
starts flirting with much-older Mindy.
Only a rescued kitten keeps him even
remotely grounded. It isn't until he
loses the friendships with the band
mates he once counted on that he
realizes he has a major problem, and he
worries it might be too late to fix it.
wonderful coming of age story
about losing focus on what is
important in life and hopefully
finding it again before
relationships are destroyed and
feelings are hurt beyond repair. I
well-crafted tale, aimed at the
preteen age group. It’s a great
story, written in the right
language for the age group, and it
follows a natural path from
beginning to end. Character
development is good and well
matched to the story being told.
However, on top of all this there
are some great life lessons here,
lessons on how not to behave! It
teaches preteens about changing
attitudes, losing focus, and how
not to destroy friendships and
hurt people because of a selfish
attitude. I think any preteen or
young teen will benefit greatly
from this tale and there may be a
few adults that could learn a
lesson or two
well. Good book, I enjoyed
Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers’
a very creative story…Herrick
spins a delightful tale that
combines humor with more serious
subjects and things that all
pre-teens would like to read
about: rock bands, secret crushes,
and more: all in one volume…I'd
definitely recommend this great