Rock On: A Teen Booklist

Posted on August 14, 2018

by Connie C

Is Rock’n roll dead? The teens in these books beg to differ!

Teen Fiction Books That Rock

All the wrong chords / Christine Hurley Deriso

All the Wrong Chords” by Christine Hurley Deriso

Dealing with the death of her brother, teenager Scarlett Stiles joins a rock band and falls hard for the band’s lead singer and local ‘bad boy.

Dangerous creatures / by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Siren Ridley and her rocker boyfriend Link move to New York City to make it big with their supernatural band mates in Sirensong, but Caster trouble follows them. Also available in eBook and eAudio.

Encore : an amplified book / Tara Kelly

Encore : an Amplified book” by Tara Kelly

I lied my way into a band, humiliated them on stage, and got my heart broken by the bassist. Now…we’re on tour together. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t go well. Amplified series, book 2.

Finding Abbey Road : an Exile novel / Kevin Emerson

Finding Abbey Road : an Exile novel” by Kevin Emerson

Torn between wanting to stay with her band Dangerheart and her soulmate Caleb, and taking off in a different direction at her dream college, Summer travels to London, with Caleb, to unlock the missing songs mystery, but the last clues present an impossible challenge. Exile series, book 3.

Jesse's girl / Miranda Kenneally

Jessie’s Girl” by Miranda Kenneally

On Career Shadow Day, Maya gets paired with pop star Jesse Scott who rose to fame at a young age and has no real friends, and although the last thing Maya wants is to be reminded of how music broke her heart, she and Jesse might be just what the other needs, but can they open up enough to become real friends–or even something more? Hundred Oaks series, book 6. Also available in eBook.

Kill the boy band / Goldy Moldavsky

Kill the Boy Band” by Goldy Moldavsky

Four fan-girls of The Ruperts, sneak away to a hotel in Manhattan to see their favorite boy band, but when one of them literally drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and they tie him up, things get complicated — and when Rupert is killed things go from bad to worse. Also available in eBook and eAudio.

Red velvet crush / Christina Meredith

Red Velvet Crush” by Christina Meredith

Teddy Lee’s bitter rivalry with her younger sister and family dysfunction leave her ill-prepared to deal with success, but through music she gains a new perspective and begins to heal.

Scar Girl : a novel / Len Vlahos

Scar Girl : A Novel” by Len Vlahos

Told as an interview with the successful but increasingly dysfunctional band after they reach the pinnacle of success, the bandmates and friends try to cope with the amputation of Johnny’s leg, Cheyenne’s pregnancy, and Harry’s unrequited love for Chey. Scar Boys, book 2.

The Haters : a book about being in a band / Jesse Andrews

The Haters : a Book About Being in a Band” by Jesse Andrews

A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band. Also available in eBook and eAudio.

This song is (not) for you / Laura Nowlin

This Song is (Not) for You” by Laura Nowlin

When Ramona falls in love with two members of her band, how can she be true to her feelings without breaking up the band? Also available in eBook.

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