So Punk Rock (and Other Ways to Disappoint your Mother)

So Punk Rock (and Other Ways to Disappoint your Mother)

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Four suburban New Jersey students from the Leo R. Gittleman Jewish Day School form a rock band that becomes inexplicably popular, creating exhilaration, friction, confrontation, and soul-searching among its members.

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Despite his dreams of hipster rock glory, Ari Abramson's band, the Tribe, is more white bread than indie-cred. Made up of four suburban teens from a wealthy Jewish school, their Mötley Crüe is about as hardcore as SAT prep and scripture studies.

But after a one-song gig at a friend's Bar Mitzvah—a ska cover of "Hava Nagilah"—the Tribe's popularity erupts overnight. Now, Ari is forced to navigate a minefield of inflated egos, misplaced romance, and the shallowness of indie-rock elitism. It's a hard lesson in the complex art of playing it cool.


So Punk Rock is...

a 2010 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teen Readers

"Awesome. Brilliant. Hilarious. So Punk Rock is so good!"
—Blake Nelson, author of Girl

"A downright hilarious read."—Elizabeth Bird, author of School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production

"[A] cutting-edge prose-graphic hybrid. . .smart, laugh-out-loud witty."—Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize and Eternal

A Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth (2009) and Top 10 Religious Books for Youth (2009).

For more information, visit: www.kosherpunkrock.com.

Other links for So Punk Rock:

The Tribe Myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/tribenj

Ari on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/rockonari

Reena on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/NJchoirGRRL



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Four suburban New Jersey students from the Leo R. Gittleman Jewish Day School form a rock band that becomes inexplicably popular, creating exhilaration, friction, confrontation, and soul-searching among its members. Original.

Publisher: Woodbury, Minn. : Flux, c2009
ISBN: 9780738714714
0738714712
Branch Call Number: YA FIC OST
Characteristics: 246 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ostow, David 1979-- Illustrator

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