Today I'm shining the spotlight on one of my favorite reads of 2010. SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR has everything I love in a contemporary novel.
Characters who are unique and wonderful and true. Characters I want to be around, who would be my friends if they were real. Characters who make me laugh and make me cry. It's a book that after the last page was turned, I looked up to the heavens and said, "More books like this, please!"
School Library Journal gave it a starred review, saying "Amber Appleton's unending optimism in the face of difficult circumstances is well depicted with snappy dialogue and inner musings. When real tragedy hits and Amber is unable to cope, the stark difference between the Amber of the past and the present is delivered in extensive white space and short paragraphs. Amber feels blank. Her reemergence is abrupt, but like a musical, it provides the feel-good ending that rolls on until every every bow is tied, every bad guy is given a dose of the Amber spirit, and all of the people in her life are brought together. Hugely enjoyable."
I love the trailer too. Check it out. And then pick up this book. You'll be glad you did!
Have you read SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR? What'd you think?