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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

    One good deed changes Leo's life forever. <BR/><BR/>When his best friend asks him to tutor her friend, Owen, in math, he can't turn her down. He discovers that Owen can relate his math issues to pinballs and understand. So, during a test, Leo sees Own panicking and whispers "pinballs." <BR/><BR/>In that moment, he's accused of cheating. <BR/><BR/>There goes his scholarship to Harvard, the one he's been counting on, since his family doesn't have enough money for college. Then comes another curveball--Leo finds out the identity of his biological father, the man who's currently making a comeback: the King of Purge, the leader of the most popular punk band ever. <BR/><BR/>Leo meets his father and joins the reunion tour for the summer working as a stage hand. Can he bond with his father, survive the mess he's made of his life, and figure out where to go from here? <BR/><BR/>BORN TO ROCK focuses around music, standing up against bullies, and finding your strengths. I recommend this one to music lovers or anyone fighting the system.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2007

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    Leo Caraway had a bright future with early acceptance into Harvard. All that is cast aside because he loses the scholarship he needed to pay for college after he was caught ¿cheating¿ on a math quiz by helping Owen Stevenson. Owen was being tutored by Leo Caraway whose friend Melinda Rapport had persuaded him to. So Leo has to find a way to pay the tuition. Answer, he has to find a way to find real father Marion X. McMurphay. Leo finds out that Marion X. McMurphay is King Maggot the punk rock god and front man of the notorious punk band Purge. He found out on Melinda¿s blog: Kafka Dreams the name of his real father. So Leo has to find a way to see his biological father. So when Purge who had not preformed in sixteen years signed to headline the Concussed Punk World Tour he saw a way to get to his father. The question is can Leo find his father. I loved how the dialogue was easy to follow. There were many good parts of the book, but it did not pick up till after the first few chapters. The plotline was very good with many twists that helped the story all the way until the end. The characters were easy to relate to and you could feel what they were feeling. The way Leo is new to Rock n Roll is funny to see unfold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2007

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    One good deed changes Leo's life forever. When his best friend asks him to tutor her friend, Owen, in math, he can¿t turn her down. He discovers that Owen can relate his math issues to pinballs and understand. So, during a test, Leo sees Own panicking and whispers 'pinballs.' In that moment, he's accused of cheating. There goes his scholarship to Harvard, the one he's been counting on, since his family doesn't have enough money for college. Then comes another curveball--Leo finds out the identity of his biological father, the man who's currently making a comeback: the King of Purge, the leader of the most popular punk band ever. Leo meets his father and joins the reunion tour for the summer working as a stage hand. Can he bond with his father, survive the mess he's made of his life, and figure out where to go from here? BORN TO ROCK focuses around music, standing up against bullies, and finding your strengths. I recommend this one to music lovers or anyone fighting the system. **Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2007

    i recommend this book to Gordon Korman fans

    People that like other great titles by Gordon Korman like, Son of the Mob,and No More Dead Dogs,or even the On the Run series will love the book Born to Rock book.

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    Posted November 6, 2008

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