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Musical Teen Reads
Struts & frets - Jon Skovron
Publisher: Amulet Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/01/2009
Share Struts & frets ISBN-13: 9780810941748
ISBN-10: 0810941740
Sammy wants to be a musician, as was his grandfather, but while the band he is in is self-destructing, Sammy is too distracted by his grandfather's decline and confused feelings about his best friend to fix it while his mother stays too busy to help.
Amplified - Tara Kelly
Publisher: Henry Holt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/25/2011
Share Amplified ISBN-13: 9780805092967
ISBN-10: 080509296X
When privileged 17-year-old Jasmine Kiss gets kicked out of her house by her father, she takes what is left of her meager savings and flees to Santa Cruz, California, to pursue her dream of becoming a rock musician.
This lullaby : a novel - Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2004
Share This lullaby %3a  a novel ISBN-13: 9780142501559
ISBN-10: 0142501557
Remy, a girl who always knows how to end a relationship before it becomes emotional, meets her match in Dexter, a musician who embodies everything that she despises and reminds her of the father who abandoned her, when she finds that she cannot break up with him, in a wonderful story about following your heart. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
The Vinyl Princess - Yvonne Prinz
Publisher: HarperTeen
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/22/2009
Share The Vinyl Princess ISBN-13: 9780061715839
ISBN-10: 0061715832
Taking a job at a California music shop, teen Allie indulges her voracious appetite for music throughout a summer during which she also falls in love, catches a thief and starts a blog where she presents herself as a mysterious musical personality. 20,000 first printing.
The half life of planets : a novel - Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
Publisher: Hyperion
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/15/2010
Share The half life of planets %3a  a novel ISBN-13: 9781423121114
ISBN-10: 1423121112
Alternating chapters share the star-crossed encounter between Liana, an aspiring planetary scientist who's also a kissing addict, and Hank, a socially awkward aspiring musician who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
Somebody everybody listens to - Suzanne Supplee
Publisher: Dutton Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/13/2010
Share Somebody everybody listens to ISBN-13: 9780525422426
ISBN-10: 0525422420
Hoping that her singing talent will help her escape her tiny Tennessee hometown, waitress Retta Lee Jones travels in a beaten-up car to Nashville, where she meets other dreamers and begins to doubt herself. By the author of Artichoke's Heart.
Harmonic feedback - Tara Kelly
Publisher: Henry Holt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/25/2010
Share Harmonic feedback ISBN-13: 9780805090109
ISBN-10: 080509010X
When Drea and her mother move in with her grandmother in Bellingham, Washington, the 16-year-old finds that she can have real friends in spite of her Asperger’s, and that even when you love someone it does not make life perfect.
Sorta like a rockstar : a novel - Matthew Quick
Publisher: Little, Brown
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Share Sorta like a rockstar %3a  a novel ISBN-13: 9780316043526
ISBN-10: 0316043524
Living in a yellow school bus driven by her mother, optimistic homeless teen Amber focuses on improving the lives of a motley circle of friends, including a nihilistic senior, a haiku-writing war vet and a priest, before a personal tragedy compromises her outlook and prospects.
The musician's daughter - Susanne Emily Dunlap
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/23/2008
Share The musician ISBN-13: 9781599903323
ISBN-10: 1599903326
When her father is found dead on Christmas Eve and his valuable violin is nowhere to be found, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria begins to suspect the doings of some of the members of Prince Nicholas Esterhazy's court and so turns to her father's mentor, composer Franz Joseph Haydn, for help in solving the mystery surrounding his untimely death.
A little wanting song - Cath Crowley
Publisher: Ember
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/11/2011
Share A little wanting song ISBN-13: 9780375854491
ISBN-10: 0375854495
One Australian summer, two very different sixteen-year-old girls--Charlie, a talented but shy musician, and Rose, a confident student longing to escape her tiny town--are drawn into an unexpected friendship, as told in their alternating voices.
Revolution - Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/12/2010
Share Revolution ISBN-13: 9780385737630
ISBN-10: 0385737637
Brooklyn teen Andi acts out in her rage and grief over her younger brother's death to the point that she is forced to spend winter break with her estranged father in France; while in Paris, she discovers and becomes obsessed with a journal she finds that belonged to Alexandrine Paradis, an aspiring Parisian actress who lived two centuries earlier and who had a fateful encounter with the doomed French king and his young son. By the award-winning author of A Northern Light. 250,000 first printing.
The reluctant heiress - Eva Ibbotson
Publisher: Puffin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/30/2009
Share The reluctant heiress ISBN-13: 9780142412770
ISBN-10: 0142412775
Hiding her royal heritage from the world in order to pursue her real love of the arts, Tessa is hired by a millionaire to entertain his fancy guests, but when passionate sparks fly between the two, Tessa knows she will soon have to reveal her secret and worries what will happen when the truth finally comes out. Original.
Virtuosity - Jessica Martinez
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/18/2011
Share Virtuosity ISBN-13: 9781442420526
ISBN-10: 1442420529
Just before the most important violin competition of her career, 17-year-old prodigy Carmen faces critical decisions about her anti-anxiety drug addiction, her controlling mother and a potential romance with her most talented rival.
Beat the band - Don Calame
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/14/2010
Share Beat the band ISBN-13: 9780763646332
ISBN-10: 0763646334
A sequel to Swim the Fly follows the 10th-grade experiences of Coop, who is partnered with the notorious Helen for a health class presentation on safe sex, a humiliation he hopes to counter by winning a "Battle of the Bands" competition.
Guitar notes - Mary Amato
Publisher: Egmont USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/24/2012
Share Guitar notes ISBN-13: 9781606841242
ISBN-10: 1606841246
A debut young adult novel by the author of the Riot Brothers series follows an unlikely friendship between a straight-A classical musician and a bad-boy guitar player, in a tale told through notes, lyrics, texts and narration.
Audrey, wait! - Robin Benway
Publisher: Razorbill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/10/2008
Share Audrey, wait! ISBN-13: 9781595141910
ISBN-10: 159514191X
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. 100,000 first printing.
Ten miles past normal - Frances O'Roark Dowell
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/22/2011
Share Ten miles past normal ISBN-13: 9781416995852
ISBN-10: 1416995854
Because living with "modern-hippy" parents on a goat farm means fourteen-year-old Janie Gorman cannot have a normal high school life, she tries joining Jam Band, making friends with Monster, and spending time with elderly former civil rights workers.
Nick & Norah's infinite playlist - Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/23/2006
Share Nick & Norah ISBN-13: 9780375835315
ISBN-10: 0375835318
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
Zero - Tom Leveen
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/24/2012
Share Zero ISBN-13: 9780375969218
ISBN-10: 0375969217
After graduating from high school in Phoenix, Arizona, aspiring artist Amanda "Zero" Walsh unexpectedly begins a relationship with a drummer in a punk rock band, which helps her come to terms with her feelings about herself, the falling out she had with her best friend and her parents' personal problems.
Good enough - Paula Yoo
Publisher: HarperTeen
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2008
Share Good enough ISBN-13: 9780060790851
ISBN-10: 0060790857
Between her violin concertos, pressure to excel, getting perfect SATs, and just trying to be one of the cool crowd, a young Korean-American girl struggles in her senior year to meet everyone's expectations, including some of her own.
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