Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star

Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star

by Randy Powell
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Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star by Randy Powell

Grady is skateboarding toward a major decision

No longer able to live with his grandmother, fifteen-year-old Grady Grennan has to find a new address. one option is to move in with his mentally disabled half brother, Louie, in Seattle. But that poses a problem: Louie's adoptive mother, Vickie, and Grady are about as compatible as Mozart and heavy metal.

Nevertheless, Grady's testing the waters. He's in Seattle for a concert tribute to his and Louie's mother, a grunge rock icon who died three years ago. Grady has been invited to speak at the tribute, but what is he supposed to say to thousands of adoring fans about a mother who abandoned her sons in favor of a musical career?

Both humorous and deeply moving, Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star poses challenging, provocative questions to all sorts of readers -- cynics, liberals, slackers, and rock stars included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374479688
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 08/06/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Randy Powell is the author of five novels, including Dean Duffy and Is Kissing a Girl Who Smokes Like Licking an Ashtray?, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the novel, Tribute to Another Dead Rockstar, Grady is the son of a dead rockstar. Grady has to talk at a tribute concert that is being held in his mother¿s memory. What can you say about a Rock N¿ Roll messiah that hasn¿t already been said? For the tribute Grady has to go to Seattle for the weekend, which means he¿s going to get to see his half brother Louie. Although along with Louie comes his new Step-Mom Vickie. Vickie is a preachy Catholic who won¿t stop nagging on Grady until she has submitted to her will. Grady And Vickie usually get into arguments that last a whole weekend. The stage is set for one final battle of Grady versus Vickie Some things that I liked about this book were how Grady was an easy character to relate to. Grady has to have the last word in every conversation just like myself. Grady has to be very patient with his brother Louie because he is kind of slow. I have four-year-old neighbor who can be kind of annoying and you have to be patient with. Some things that I didn¿t like were how the book was kind of predictable. I also didn¿t like how Grady kept doing the same rebellious things over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is was a great book for me because im a person who hates to read. most books take 2 or 3 chapters to get interesting but this one was from the start. i recomend this book to teenage boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i wonder y i never heard of this book b4 its really good. i never even heard of the author until one day at the library picking ne book of the shelf. well my main point is that this book totally rocks. its touching and does make ur eyes water at a few parts. a definite must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. It has a good story with issues that some people wouldn't come across. Though it is most deffinitially for more mature readers because of language and some ideas all together, I enjoyed it!