Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rock music books for young adults

Experience demonstrates that one of the hardest groups of people to get into a book are teens. And I fear that once we lose them, they're gone forever. Maybe this list from the L.A. Times might help.

L.A.T.: A rock and roll soundtrack gets teenagers through their ups, their downs and their angsts. It may evolve from classic rock to grunge to emo to pop to punk and beyond, but it's a lasting, rebellious fixture. So it should come as no surprise that novels for young adults are as steeped in rock 'n' roll as teenagers themselves. Cecil Castellucci, author of five books including the rock novel "Beige," picks eight novels with characters whose lives are changed by (turn that down!) music... More.

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