Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

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Fifteen young adult authors and one real-life rock star band together for one epic—and interconnected—take on a memorable high school rite of passage.

A daughter of rock ’n’ roll royalty has a secret crush. A lonely ticket taker worries about his sister. An almost-famous songwriter nurses old wounds. A stage manager tires of being behind the scenes. A singer-songwriter struggles to untangle her feelings for her best friend and his girlfriend. In this live-out-loud anthology, the disparate protagonists of sixteen stories are thrown together for one unforgettable event: their high school’s battle of the bands. Told in a harmonic blend of first- and third-person narrative voices, roughly chronological short stories offer a kaleidoscopic view of the same transformative night. Featuring an entry from Justin Courtney Pierre, lead vocalist of Motion City Soundtrack, Battle of the Bands is a celebration of youth, music, and meeting the challenges of life head-on.

Title:Battle of the Bands
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781536214338
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    Battle of the Bands Reviews

  • Jeff Zentner

    I have a story in this, but it’s still an excellent book. ...

  • Geoff

    This was a lot of fun. The conceit to these interconnected stories is that they all occur at the same high school battle of the bands which leads to the reappearance of characters, callbacks to earlie...

  • Mora

    You had me at "interconnected stories" because (shockingly, I know) I have a weakness and it isget thisinterconnected stories...

  • Dahlia

    Unofficially: This was so. Much. Fun. It brought me waaaay back to going to shows with friends, both little and big, in high school, and reminded me how much life benefits from a soundtrack. The ways ...

  • Danielle Jordan (yaallegiance)

    So... I have been seeing this book literally EVERYWHERE. It has been all over my feed for weeks.. and from the moment I saw the title I KNEW it would be right up my alley. Before I was obsessed with b...

  • Lindsay (pawsomereads)

    Individual story ratings:Miss Somewhere by Brittany Cavallaro: 3⭐️Cecilia (You’re Breaking My Heart) by Ashley Poston: 4⭐️Sidelines by Sarah Nicole Smetana: 3.5⭐️Battle of the Exes by Sa...

  • Catherine Tinker

    this is everything i could ever want????!!!!!!...

  • Devanshi

    ⭐⭐⭐. 5 Because sometimes, even a small light matters. ...

  • The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)

    Full Review on The Candid CoverBattle of the Bands edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith is an upbeat anthology of interconnected stories about a battle of the bands competition. I loved the wide ra...

  • Aly

    I enjoyed the theme of this book, centering around a battle of the bands competition. Some characters are members of the band, some are stage crew or ticket takers, one is even a judge. There are cute...