Rock Star Superstar

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Music is Pete's life. From playing in a jazz band to jamming at 2 AM with his guitar-playing dad, Pete is almost never without his bass. He's sure his treasured Fender Precision bass, along with his vow never to be a sell-out, will lead him to a record deal one day.

Then he meets the Carlisle brothers. They can't sing and they can barely play their instruments, but somehow they have a following. And they desperately need a bass player. Pete can play circles around these ...

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Overview

Music is Pete's life. From playing in a jazz band to jamming at 2 AM with his guitar-playing dad, Pete is almost never without his bass. He's sure his treasured Fender Precision bass, along with his vow never to be a sell-out, will lead him to a record deal one day.

Then he meets the Carlisle brothers. They can't sing and they can barely play their instruments, but somehow they have a following. And they desperately need a bass player. Pete can play circles around these amateurs, but there's a raw power to their sound that's surprisingly appealing. He can't resist, and he joins The Tiny Masters of Today. When the band gets a chance at real superstardom, Pete wonders if he's ready for the big leagues. He knows the quality of the music should come first... but who knew selling out could be so much fun? Blake Nelson's riveting novel shows the realities of life in a band, and all the temptations that come with it.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"The author gives an entertaining and realistic insider's view of rock band life, through the eyes of Pete, the son of musicians, living in the Pacific Northwest," said PW in a starred review. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142405741
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/6/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.96 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Blake Nelson

Blake grew up in Portland, Oregon.

His first love was books but he spent several years in his teens and twenties playing in bands.

Blake's first writing job was at Details magazine, where he wrote short humor pieces on the slacker lifestyle. His fiction remained unpublished until Sassy Magazine (cool girl magazine from the 90s) began publishing excerpts from his first novel.

These excerpts generated enough response to get his first novel GIRL published by Simon and Schuster. GIRL (1994) has since been translated into six foreign languages and was made into a feature film.

After GIRL, Blake published two more adult novels, EXILE (1997) and USER (2001). In 2003 he decided to try a Young Adult novel, (a book specifically for teens) and wrote THE NEW RULES OF HIGH SCHOOL. Since then he has published five YA novels, NEW RULES, ROCKSTAR SUPERSTAR, PROM ANONYMOUS, GENDER BLENDER, and PARANOID PARK.

His books have won numerous awards and continue to be translated around the world. A TV movie for GENDER BLENDER is currently in development at Nickelodeon. And PARANOID PARK, is being made into a film by Gus Van Sant and MK2 Productions.

Blake Nelson currently lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    woa

    for a short story (i call anything under 200 pgs short its 127pgs) it was really good! i wish there was more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

    Realistic look into boys and music

    Finally, a decent book following a high schooler who wants to become a rock legend. I thought the characters were true to life--their struggles seemed accurately portrayed. A bit gritty in places, but a strong novel. Boys would eat this up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2007

    A reviewer

    At first, I was timid about reading this book. But after I got into it, this is one of the best books I have ever read! Any teenager from the ages of 13-18 will LOVE this book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    great book

    This is about rock music but it is a solid full wonderful novel. There is humor, a love story, everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2006

    Great Book

    This is a great novel, most readers will be able to relate because it talks about love, music, school, and the hardships of teenage life. It mentions many facts about older bands like Metallica and Nirvana, aswell as Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC. If you play an instrument of any kind, this book is for you. Just remember, a dream is easily broken...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2005

    Great book

    This was my first read of Blake Nelsons books, and I really got it to his writing after I read this book because he was so upfront in this book, I am already ready to read it again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2004

    Totally Awesome!!!

    This book is one of the best books I've ever read! Its a book about a boy who goes through some really hard times but does it for the thing he loves..... music! He has hard times but good times come along too. You have to read it or you're missing out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2004

    another excellent blake nelson book

    I loved this book. Having been a fan of Blake Nelson's since I first read Girl, I can say that this just another example of what makes him such an honest and interesting author. Being in a band, being in high school, being in relationships, it doesn't matter what he's writing about, he just gets it 'right.' Fans of Blake Nelson should not miss this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2004

    awesome rock book

    this book was awesome. it shows what it's like in a band, fighting, getting high, getting girls. But also shows the hardwork and pain of being lonely on the road. The best part is when he goes out with the really popular girl and sees how shallow she is, but she still gets with her anyway because he's POed at his old girlfriend.

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