Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron
Told in a voice that’s honest, urgent, and hilarious, Struts & Frets will resonate not only with teenage musicians but with anyone who ever sat up all night listening to a favorite album, wondering if they’d ever find their place in the world.
Music is in Sammy’s blood. His grandfather was a jazz musician, and Sammy’s indie rock band could be huge one day—if they don’t self-destruct first. Winning the upcoming Battle of the Bands would justify all the band’s compromises and reassure Sammy that his life’s dream could become a reality. But 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? [summary from BN.com]
Someone, I forget who at this point, was reading this earlier in the year, and from their Goodreads updates, made this book seem so intriguing. We can rarely have enough books about music, and this one seems like a perfect blend of music, drama, romance, and family. And it promises to be funny too! How much more goodness can you ask for?
Struts & Frets will be published by Amulet Books in November 2009.
What are you waiting on today?