Rock Starby Adrian Chamberlain
Struggling at home and at school, Duncan decides to try out for a local rock band. He plays the bass in the school orchestra, but it is a long way from band camp to rock star. Joining a heavy-metal band, he tries to fit in, dumping his old friends and trying to walk the walk. When his dadís new girlfriend starts to teach him about real rock music and introduces him to her musician brother, Duncan discovers that there is more to being a guitar hero than playing in a heavy-metal band.
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"Huh? You mean...I'm in?" "Yeah. You're not the best, but you're the only one who answered the ad."
"Yeah. You're not the best, but you're the only one who answered the ad."
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Adrian Chamberlain has always wanted to be a rock star. While holding down a day job as an entertainment writer for the Victoria Times Colonist, he indulges his fantasies (albeit on a reduced scale) by playing organ and piano for The Soul Shakers, a Victoria rhythm-and-blues band.
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Finding a place to fit in has always been a problem for Duncan. He has some close friends, but let's face it, they are all pretty nerdy. He and his best friend, Jason, have been working on making a goofy film based on Raiders of the Lost Ark, but lately Duncan has been thinking that's totally lame. He needs some new interests, and maybe some new friends. Duncan is surprised to find out Jason has answered an ad for a bass guitarist in a rock band. When Jason says he answered it for Duncan and encourages him to go for it, Duncan decides to take a chance. One of the band members named Grant speaks up for Duncan and convinces the group to give him a try. Just like that, Duncan is part of Primal Thunk. At the same time, he learns that his father has started dating a woman named Terry. It is kind of a surprise, but she seems nice enough. He even discovers that she is into some fairly hip music, and she introduces him to her musician brother. Things are looking up. Then again, maybe it's too good to be true. ROCK STAR by Adrian Chamberlain is a fast read, centered around heavy metal and rhythm and blues. Chamberlain takes a look at a teen searching for his niche. It takes some trial and error, but the character finds his direction in the end.