So Punk Rock
And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother
Despite his dreams of hipster rock glory, Ari Abramson's band, the Tribe, is more white bread than indie-cred. Made up of four suburban teens from a wealthy Jewish school, their Motley Crue is about as hardcore as SAT prep and scripture studies.
But after a one-song gig at a friend's Bar Mitzvah--a ska cover of "Hava Nagilah"--the Tribe's popularity erupts overnight. Now, Ari is forced to navigate a minefield of inflated egos, misplaced romance, and the shallowness of indie-rock elitism. It's a hard lesson in the complex art of playing it cool.
So Punk Rock is... a 2010 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teen Readers "Awesome. Brilliant. Hilarious. So Punk Rock is so good "
--Blake Nelson, author of Girl "A downright hilarious read."--Elizabeth Bird, author of School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production " A] cutting-edge prose-graphic hybrid. . .smart, laugh-out-loud witty."--Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize and Eternal A Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth (2009) and Top 10 Religious Books for Youth (2009). For more information, visit: www.kosherpunkrock.com.
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Flux, 9780738714714, 264pp.
Publication Date: July 8, 2009