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Road Rash
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Road Rash

Written by Mark Huntley ParsonsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mark Huntley Parsons


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · February 11, 2014 · $16.99 · 978-0-385-75342-5 (0-385-75342-X)
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A teenage drummer finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band in this funny and bittersweet YA novel. For anyone who loved Almost Famous or This Is Spinal Tap.
 
After being dropped from one band, sixteen-year-old drummer Zach gets a chance to go on tour with a much better band. It feels like sweet redemption, but this is one rocky road trip—filled with jealousy, rivalries, and on-stage meltdowns.
 
Mark Parsons has written a fast-paced, feel-good novel about a boy finding his place in the world, in a band, and in the music. Zach is a character teens will stand up and cheer for as he lands the perfect gig, and the perfect girl.
 
“A must-read for young garage-band types.” —Booklist
 
“Readers and especially musicians should enjoy debut novelist Parsons’s look at a band on the run.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“A road-trip adventure in romance and friendship that is ultimately all about the music.” —Kirkus Reviews