Wednesday, August 24, 2011
MY MISADVENTURES AS A TEENAGE ROCK STAR by Joyce Raskin with illustrations by Carol Chu (Houghton Mifflin 2011) takes readers on a journey with Alex, a 14 year old searching for a different identity than her real-life situation as a fairly invisible teen. When her brother volunteers Alex as a bass player in a band, her life changes in ways she could never have imagined. The band becomes famous; Alex falls in love and out of love and back in love with someone else. She moves from invisible to high profile, maybe too high profile when it comes to a couple of bullies, too. <414>
Raskin was a rocker herself and so writes about a subject near and dear to her. Teen girls who aspire to fame in this field may take some lessons away from this slim easy read.