Review of My Misadventures As A Teenage Rock Star by Joyce Raskin

by - December 03, 2010

Rock ’n’ roll isn’t just about sex and drugs. It’s about self-expression, lasting friendships, and self-empowerment. That’s what Alex learns after she starts playing bass for a rock band in this almost true story. Joyce Raskin, author and musician, culls from her memories to create this funny, touching, and honest look at what it’s like to be a teenager, a girl, and a rock star all at the same time. 

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This book is good but not fantastic. I think I read it in half an hour it was so short. The story of Alex is very simple and very clichéd, but it is enjoyable.You follow her from just before she learns to play bass when she's shy and uncomfortable around people (like most 14 year olds) and then when her bands really kick off. I found that the ending was weak and stopped abruptly, could have done with more added to it. Throughout there are cute little illustrations to help pad out how short the story is, I really liked them, they're cute.
Oh and when the story has ended, about 16% is dedicated to learning how to play base and about Joyce's (the Author) band. A good afternoon read if you have nothing better to do.


Received free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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