Maggie's mother is dead, her father is broken, and all her old friends are drifting away.
Now, some guy at school is starting a rock band. Maggie doesn't play an instrument, but the guy doesn't know that.
What does she have to lose?
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About the Author
Wait. No. Reverse that. His stories are designed to CAUSE a future war between...
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Okay, I think I've got it.
His stories are about unicorns.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was given a copy by the author in exchange for an honest review Characters: The novel is in first person, narrated by 16 year old Maggie, an awkward high schooler trying to get over her mother's death. Other characters include her caring but alcoholic father, her awesome new friend Audrey, and a guy she has a super-crush on, Damian. This is one of the few novels I've read where I loved every character. You can't not feel bad for Maggie and her situation, but she manages to put a humorous spin on everything that had me laughing more than crying. Not only were the characters likable, but they are very well developed and easy to imagine in real life. Plot: Maggie has just lost her mother and is trying to deal with that in addition to her father's drinking and of course, all the nuances of being a unknown high school sophomore. When she sees a band poster, she decides to take her late mother's bass, practice, and try out. She doesn't make it but she is surprised to find that she loves playing so she starts her own band. Since she puts herself out there, more people have the chance to see her warmth and charisma, helping her get over her past. Like I stated above, her story had me both laughing and crying. Writing: The novel is written as a narrative with Maggie's voice, and DeMann nailed it. I could honestly hear a shy 16 year old telling me her story as I was reading. Even though it is a young girl's perspective, the descriptions and dialogue were realistic and intriguing. DeMann's sentence structure and plot development are on-point. I would fully recommend A Punk Rock Love Song to all fans of young adult fiction, or anyone who has had a rough time and needs a laugh as well as a character to identify with.
Engaging, touching, fun....
Really loved this book - what a pleasant surprise to find a YA book with genuine, beautifully written characters whose struggles and triumphs make it impossible to put down. Masterfully written, this book will have you reliving all the delightfully awkward and heart wrenching pangs of first love. Really happy this book found its way into my life. Will definitely be rereading it soon.
I enjoyed the simplicity of this story; a high school girl loses her mom, her dad's drinking a lot and she wants to play in a band. Though the plot was simple, the topics were deep, thought-provoking and emotional. A Punk Rock Love Song plays to anyone who's ever felt like they don't belong, anyone that has lost a loved one and anyone that is or has ever been at a pivotal point in their life when everything is confusing and beautiful all at once. C.I.'s use of language is excellent, the story flows and goes by at a quick pace and remains intriguing all the way through. Anyone looking for a book that will make them laugh, smile, cry or cringe, this is it. It might even make you want to break out that old bass or guitar and join a band.