Road Rash by Mark Huntley ParsonsRoad Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons

Road Rash

byMark Huntley Parsons

Paperback | June 9, 2015

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A teenage drummer finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band in this funny and bittersweet YA novel. For anyone who loved Almost Famous or This Is Spinal Tap.
 
After being dropped from one band, sixteen-year-old drummer Zach gets a chance to go on tour with a much better band. It feels like sweet redemption, but this is one rocky road trip—filled with jealousy, rivalries, and on-stage meltdowns.
 
Mark Parsons has written a fast-paced, feel-good novel about a boy finding his place in the world, in a band, and in the music. Zach is a character teens will stand up and cheer for as he lands the perfect gig, and the perfect girl.
 
“A must-read for young garage-band types.” —Booklist
 
“Readers and especially musicians should enjoy debut novelist Parsons’s look at a band on the run.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“A road-trip adventure in romance and friendship that is ultimately all about the music.” —Kirkus Reviews


From the Hardcover edition.
MARK PARSONS has been a drummer since 7th grade when he saved $100 from his paper route to buy a used drumset, and he's been pounding away ever since. He's a long-standing contributor for Modern Drummer magazine, and has written non-fiction books on audio and music-related topics.Mark lives on the Central Coast of California with his w...
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Title:Road RashFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.15 × 5.42 × 0.75 inPublished:June 9, 2015Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385753454

ISBN - 13:9780385753456

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“Where Road Rash crescendos is in its treatment of tumultuous friendships among bandmates, confounding but transfixing first romances, exhilarating tastes of teenage travel freedom, and the passion for pursuing the dream of a future in music. A must-read for young garage-band types.” —Booklist   “A road-trip adventure in romance and friendship that is ultimately all about the music. . . . Readers will find their heads nodding and toes tapping as though they were in the crowd.” —Kirkus Reviews   “Readers and especially musicians should enjoy debut novelist Parsons’s look at a band on the run.” —Publishers Weekly"The play of relationships and the plot arc of dreams realized broadens the appeal beyond those with Guitar Hero dreams." --The Bulletin"For all you readers out there who hold jam sessions with your friends in the garage, Road Rash is for you!" -- Teenreads.com