Music Inspired Young Adult Fiction

//Music Inspired Young Adult Fiction

Music Inspired Young Adult Fiction

  • The Haters by Jesse Andrews A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.
  • Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin A teenaged guitarist in a rock band deals with loss and anger as he relates the events that landed him in a juvenile detention center.
  • Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway While trying to score a date with her cute co-worker at the Scooper Dooper, sixteen-year-old Audrey gains unwanted fame and celebrity status when her ex-boyfriend, a rock musician, records a breakup song about her that soars to the top of the Billboard charts.
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn High school student Nick O’Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.
  • The Musician’s Daughter by Susanne Dunlap In eighteenth-century Vienna, Austria, fifteen-year-old Theresa seeks a way to help her mother and brother financially while investigating the murder of her father, a renowned violinist in Haydn’s orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy, after his body is found near a gypsy camp.
  • Breakout by Kevin Emerson Fourteen-year-old eighth-grader Anthony Castillo uses “f-bombs” in the angst-ridden song he writes for his rock band, the Rusty Soles, and while it becomes an instant viral hit, he must decide if being a hero is worth the trouble that singing it on Arts Night would cause.
  • For the Record by Charlotte Huang As the new lead singer of the band Melbourne, Chelsea has only the summer tour to make the band–and their fans–love her, or it is back to boring high school.
  • Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez Just before the most important violin competition of her career, seventeen-year-old prodigy Carmen faces critical decisions about her anti-anxiety drug addiction, her controlling mother, and a potential romance with her most talented rival.
  • Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky Four fangirls of The Ruperts, sneak away to a hotel in Manhattan to see their favorite boy band, but when one of them literally drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and they tie him up, things get complicated–and when Rupert is killed things go from bad to worse.
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.
  • Note worthy by Riley Redgate Feeling undervalued because of musical talents that place her outside the spotlight, Jordan disguises herself as a boy to gain entry into a competitive, all-male a cappella group that is looking for a singer with her vocal range.
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur’s music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.

 

 

 

 

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