Rock 'n' Roll High School

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life

By Bryan Lee O'Malley

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The best fighter in Ontario is also kind of a cruddy bassist! Scott must defeat seven of his girlfriend’s evil exes in battle while he maintains a rock n’ roll presence in Toronto. This graphic novel series takes music to a whole new level by providing the lyrics and chord tabs of two songs from our hero’s band Sex Bob-bomb.
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Heavy Metal and You

By Christopher Krovatin

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Boy listens to lots of loud music and hangs with his friends. Boy meets girl. Boy falls dippy-happy-scared-as-hell in love with girl. Friends meet girl — and aren't impressed. Girl meets friends — and isn't impressed. Boy meets big dilemma. Boy plays music even louder. Big dilemma meets big, complicated resolution.
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The Girl's Guide to Rocking

By Jessica Hopper

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From greats like Patti Smith and Joan Jett to legends-in-the-making like Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato, girls want to rock. They want to start bands, write songs, get up on stage, and kick out the jams. Here's the book to teach them how.
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Punk Rock Etiquette

By Travis Nichols

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Through how-to information and insider humor, this book talks about punk rock etiquette such as guidelines for choosing bandmates and a name, instructions for screen-printing merchandise, and the immutable laws of stage etiquette.
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The Vinyl Princess

By Yvonne Prinz

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Allie, a sixteen-year-old who is obsessed with LPs, works at the used record store on Telegraph Ave. and deals with crushes--her own and her mother's--her increasingly popular blog and zine, and generally grows up over the course of one summer in her hometown of Berkeley, California.
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Struts & Frets

By Jon Skovron

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Sammy Bojar is in a band with a lame name and a scary, talentless lead singer. As he struggles to gain control of his own songwriting career, he is helped by his neurotic jazz pianist grandfather and his old best friend/new girlfriend. Struts & Frets manages to be authentic while suggesting many real life rock and jazz artists.
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King Dork

By Frank Portman

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Tom Henderson is a typical American high school loser until he discovers the book, The Catcher in the Rye, that will change the world as he knows it. When Tom discovers his deceased father’s copy of the Salinger classic, he finds himself in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, ESP, blood, a secret code, guitars, monks, witchcraft, the Bible, girls, the Crusades, a devil head, and rock and roll. And it all looks like it’s just the tip of a very odd iceberg of clues that may very well unravel the puzzle of his father’s death and–oddly–reveal the secret to attracting semihot girls. Being in a band could possibly be the secret to the girl thing–but good luck finding a drummer who can count to four.
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If I Stay

By Gayle Foreman

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Mia, the daughter of a former punk rock drummer, doesn’t necessarily “rock” per se. She plays the cello instead, but her boyfriend, the lead singer of a band on the rise, thinks that Mia is punk for that reason. When a serious car accident kills her parents and throws Mia into a coma, she finds herself in limbo. While witnessing her friends’ and family’s reaction to the accident, Mia weighs the pros and cons of life and death...deciding whether or not she should stay.
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Fat Kid Rules the World

By K.L. Going

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Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
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Born To Rock

By Gordon Korman

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High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend. When Leo loses his Harvard scholarship due to a misunderstanding, he embarks on his dad’s reunion tour, hoping for eighteen years of unpaid allowance.
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