Sometimes I just need a lighthearted book to break up the dystopian and fantasy overindulgences I appear to partake in looking at my bookshelf. Road Rash is the perfect way to do just that. As a drummer, Zach just wants to find the perfect band where he can harmonize his teen life and music together. Of course, that would be too simple and as a teenager, nothing in life is ever that easy. Having just been replaced as the drummer in the band, Sock Monkeys, by some rich kid, Zach just wants to find a new gig and play. When he lands the gig of the lifetime, everything seems normal at first, but he quickly realizes that the only time the band is happy is while playing.
I often find that authors have difficulty writing in a modern teen perspective and either dumb it down or make teens too adult-like. Not in this case. Zach is easy to relate to and very well-written. The story is filled with emotion, humor, a light romantic touch, and the perfect amount of teen conflict. I give this book an easy five stars!
|Page Count||352 pages|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|
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