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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rgz Street Team: Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Sarah reviews Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron:

"Struts & Frets tells the coming of age story of Sammy Bojar. He is a member of a high school rock and roll garage band. Music is in his blood, and his grandfather was a jazz musician. So maybe his band could be huge one of these days, if the fighting stops and does not self-destruct first. The upcoming Battle of the Bands would justify all the band's compromises and it would also reassure Sammy that his dream could become a reality. Practices are hard to schedule when Sammy’s grandfather is sick and getting worse, his mother is too busy to help either of them, and his best friend may want to be his girlfriend. When everything in Sammy’s life seems to be headed for major catastrophe, will his music be enough to keep him together?

"Sammy is an interesting character and I really like him. Jen5 is also amazing. She is such a kick-ass girl. Sammy and Jen5 are so cute with one another, but I felt that their relationship was a bit rushed. The plot is interesting and entertaining. It is a really original book. I love the fact that there are many layers to this book. Skovron is an amazing writer and I can tell that he loves music. I recommend that you check out this book if you love music." --Sarah


Melissa Walker said...

I love a good music book. Thanks for the review, Sarah!

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