Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rock This! Thursday - Born To Rock

Rock This! Thursday is a weekly meme where we focus on books that are about or centered around another thing we love: MUSIC! Sometimes we'll even throw in a concert story, a band you should be listening to or have an author stop by.

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My plan was to have a review up for this week, but I'm still reading the book. So I went book looking instead to find a future read for myself and stumbled upon this:

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

"There are two kinds of people in this world--those who have had a cavity search, and those who haven't. This is the story of how I wound up in the wrong category."

After Young Republican Leo Caraway discovers that his biological father is none other than millionaire, King Maggot, lead singer of the punk band, Purge, he accepts a roadie job on King's tour in the hope of securing sorely needed college tuition. Soon, coke-snorting musicians and on-the-make agents are assaulting Leo's traditional values at every turn. Still, he manages to keep his cool, until he uncovers a shocking truth about his bio-dad that leaves him questioning every principle he holds dear.

I love the baby mohawk cover. When I saw what it was about, I was interested, but that first line about a cavity search has sold me on the idea of picking this one up. Has anyone else read this? If so, what did you think about it?


1 comment:

~The Book Pixie said...

I LOVE your new layout!

~Briana :D