- Pat Farr
Here are a few titles of YA Fiction books that have to do
with music, and some have suspense, too.
Midnight Hour Encores by Bruce Brooks.
A sixteen-year-old cellist and musical prodigy travels cross-country
with her father, a product of the 1960s, to meet her mother, who
abandoned her as a baby.
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson.
Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world
into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.
Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements.
Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in
Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music
student to solve the mystery when her grandfather suddenly goes missing.
What a Song Can Do : 12 Riffs on the Power of Music edited by Jennifer Armstrong.
Twelve stories describe the power of music in young people's lives, from forming a community of individuals in a high school band to helping a young man connect to his Indian heritage through ancient songs.