Thursday, June 17, 2010
ROCK STAR by Adrian Chamberlain
Finding a place to fit in has always been a problem for Duncan. He has some close friends, but let's face it, they are all pretty nerdy. He and his best friend Jason have been working on making a goofy film based on Raiders of the Lost Ark, but lately Duncan has been thinking that's totally lame. He needs some new interests and maybe some new friends.
Duncan is surprised to find out Jason has answered an ad for a bass guitarist in a rock band. When Jason says he answered it for Duncan and encourages him to go for it, Duncan decides to take a chance.
One of the band members named Grant speaks up for Duncan and convinces the group to give him a try. Just like that, Duncan is part of Primal Thunk. At the same time he learns that his father has started dating a woman named Terry. It is kind of a surprise, but she seems nice enough. He even discovers that she is into some fairly hip music, and she introduces him to her musician brother. Things are looking up. Then again, maybe it's too good to be true.
ROCK STAR by Adrian Chamberlain is a fast read, centered around heavy metal and rhythm and blues. Chamberlain takes a look at a teen searching for his niche. It takes some trial and error, but the character finds his direction in the end.