Author(s): Micol Ostow; David Ostow
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 M#65533;tley Cr#65533;e 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 Rockis... a 2010 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Teen Readers "Awesome. Brilliant. Hilarious. So Punk Rockis 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 TantalizeandEternal A BooklistTop 10 Arts Books for Youth(2009) and Top 10 Religious Books for Youth(2009).