If Rock and Roll Were a Machine (Paperback)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481456326, 256pp.
Publication Date: December 15, 2015
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When an elementary school teacher’s criticisms turn Bert Bowden from a bright, popular boy into a self-conscious, awkward one, everyone is shocked. Bert is determined to regain his old confidence and become somebody great, but will he be able to overcome the silence of adolescent solitude?
This inspiring coming-of-age story, which takes place twenty years after Vision Quest, reminds us that the growing pains of adolescence are the price we pay must for finding happiness as we grow older.
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Praise For If Rock and Roll Were a Machine…
— Booklist, starred review
“Fully fleshed males of all ages walk these pages, mirroring the best specimens of the gender in real life.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Bert is a very likable hero with a great sense of humor.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Davis's work is reminiscent of Chris Crutcher's…Many [young adults] will recognize his questions and feelings as their own.”
— School Library Journal