By Mark Peter Hughes
(Ember, Paperback, 9780385742085, 336pp.)
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
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Poets. Geniuses. Revolutionaries.
The members of the legendary band Lemonade Mouth have been called all of these things. But until now, nobody's known the inside story of how this powerhouse band came to be. How five outcasts in Opoquonsett High School's freshman class found each other, found the music, and went on to change both rock and roll and high school as we know it. Wen, Stella, Charlie, Olivia, and Mo take us back to that fateful detention where a dentist's jingle, a teacher's coughing fit, and a beat-up ukelele gave birth to Rhode Island's most influential band. Told in each of their five voices and compiled by Opoquonsett's "scene queen," freshman Naomi Fishmeier, this anthology is their definitive history.
A rock-n-roll The Breakfast Club for the literary set, Hughes’ novel combines teen romance, high school politics and family issues in an enjoyable romp.”—Publishers Weekly